Stewart To Enter College Basketball Hall Of Fame

Monday, April 2nd 2007, 11:24 am
By: News On 6

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) _ Longtime Missouri basketball coach Norm Stewart is headed to the new National Collegiate Basketball Hall of Fame.

Stewart, who compiled more than 600 wins in 32 seasons at Missouri, is among 11 inductees who will enter the hall of fame in November. The Kansas City-based hall announced its selections Sunday.

Six coaches will join Stewart: Phog Allen of Kansas; Adolph Rupp of Kentucky; Henry Iba (Oklahoma A&M; John McLendon (Tennessee State); Charles ``Lefty'' Driesell (Davidson, Maryland, James Madison and Georgia State); and Guy Lewis of Houston.

Kareem Abdul Jabbar of UCLA heads the roster of player inductions. He's joined by Austin Carr (Notre Dame), Dick Groat (Duke) and Dick Barnett (Tennessee State).

Former Duke coach Vic Bubas, later the commissioner of the Sun Belt Conference, will be inducted for his contributions to the game.

Stewart spent 38 seasons overall as a college head coach, including six years at what is now Northern Iowa. He won 731 games is his career, ranking him No. 7 on college basketballs all-time wins list at the time of his 1999 retirement. He was twice named national coach of the year.