HOUSTON – Guy Lewis finally got the call from the hall.
Lewis, the coach of Houston's Phi Slama Jama teams in the 1980s, was informed on Thursday that he'll be inducted into the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame, his wife, Dena, told The Associated Press. The official announcement will come at the Final Four on Monday.
The 91-year-old Lewis won 592 games in a 30-year career at Houston. He got the word of his induction on the 30-year anniversary of his most famous loss — N.C. State's 54-52 upset of his heavily favored Cougars in the 1983 NCAA championship.
The Houston Chronicle and KRIV-TV first reported that Lewis had been told of his induction.