Texas HS Coach is a finalist for the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame – NBC 5 Dallas-Fort Worth

Texas high school coach Leta Andrews is among this year’s finalists for induction into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame.

Andrews holds the record for most wins by a high school basketball coach, a record she achieved as coach of Granbury High School in 2010. Andrews is already in the Texas Sports Hall of Fame and was previously a Naismith Memorial Hall of Fame finalist.

Andrews was one of 11 finalists announced at a Friday press conference as part of All-Star Weekend events.

Perhaps the biggest name on the list is Manu Ginobili, a four-time NBA champion who has spent his entire career with the San Antonio Spurs.

Ginobili, 44, retired from the league after the 2017-18 season. Along with fellow Hall of Fame striker Tim Duncan and guard Tony Parker, the Argentina striker was a key member of Spurs teams that won titles in 2003, 2005, 2006 and 2014.

He also helped Argentina win an Olympic gold medal in 2004.

Former All-Star players Michael Cooper, Tim Hardaway and Marques Johnson will also be voted for possible induction along with NBA coach George Karl and WNBA stars Swin Cash and Lindsay Whalen.

Finalists will be elected by a panel to determine this year’s class of inductees.

West Virginia coach Bob Huggins is also in the running for induction along with Old Dominion and WNBA coach Marianne Staley and longtime NBA referee Hugh Evans.

The Hall of Fame also announced that New York Knicks Hall of Famer Walt Frazier, writer Mechelle Voepel and NBC executive Dick Ebersol are the recipients of the 2022 Curt Gowdy Media Award.

The Hall of Fame Class of 2022 will be announced at the Men’s Final Four on April 2 in New Orleans. The dedication is scheduled for September 10 in Springfield, Massachusetts.

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