North Carolina women's basketball coach Sylvia Hatchell says being picked to join the Naismith Memorial Hall of Fame is like a dream, so much so that she says she's wondering when she's going to wake up.
Hatchell will be part of a class that includes Louisville men's coach Rick Pitino and former UNLV coach Jerry Tarkanian. That group will be inducted to the Naismith hall in Springfield, Mass., on Sept. 8.
For the 61-year-old coach, it's the latest achievement in a career that includes 908 career victories, eight Atlantic Coast Conference tournament titles, three Final Fours and the 1994 NCAA title.
Hatchell says being picked for the Naismith hall "is probably the next best thing to being in heaven."