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Former Georgia State coach Lefty Driesell among 13-person Basketball Hall of Fame class

Lefty Driesell, center,  coaches Georgia State in 2002.
Lefty Driesell, center, coaches Georgia State in 2002.



Former Georgia State basketball coach Lefty Driesell is among the 13-member class that will be inducted into the Basketball Hall of Fame in September.

Driesell, the long-time Maryland coach, led the Panthers for six seasons, compiling a 103-59 record. He is the only NCAA coach to win 100 games at four different schools (Davidson, Maryland, James Madison, Georgia State).

Hawks part owner and vice chair of the board Grant Hill is also a member of the class.

The Hall of Fame made the announcement Saturday before the NCAA Final Four semifinals.

The inductees also include Steve Nash, Jason Kidd, Ray Allen, Maurice Cheeks, Tina Thompson, Charlie Scott, longtime executive Rick Welts, NBA executive Rod Thorn, Katie Smith, the late Ora Mae Washington and Croatian star Dino Radja.

Nash and Kidd were two of the greatest point guards of their generation. Nash is a two-time NBA Most Valuable Player from Canada and an eight-time All-Star. Kidd earned 10 All-Star selections.

Hill won two NCAA titles at Duke and seven NBA All-Star selections. Allen is the most prolific 3-point shooter in NBA history and a two-time league champion.

The Associated Press contributed to this article.