Gary Williams Court Unveiled at Comcast Center

Former head coach honored

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    Former University of Maryland basketball coach Gary Williams returns to College Park for the dedication of the basketball court in his name. (Published Wednesday, Jan 25, 2012)

    Wednesday night will be a big one for former University of Maryland basketball coach Gary Williams.

    About 20 minutes before Maryland plays Duke, the school will honor him with the unveiling of the Gary Williams Court at the Comcast Center.

    Williams led the Maryland basketball program from 1989 through 2001. He left with a record of 461-252. He also led Maryland to its only national championship in 2002.

    Williams retired at the end of last season.

    The new court will feature Williams's signature in black with the word "court" in red.

    While a big honor for Williams, not everyone is happy. Some Maryland alumni and supporters have voiced their objection on the website www.MDCourtSellOut.com.

    Former Maryland basketball coach Lefty Driesell is also against the move. He told the Washington Post , "I don't think his name -- or anybody's name -- should be on the Maryland basketball court."