Posted April 04, 2013

Report: Former Houston coach Guy V. Lewis elected to Basketball Hall of Fame

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Guy V. Lewis coached Phi Slama Jama teams to the 1983 and 1984 NCAA Tournament finals. (Bob Levey/Getty Images)

Guy V. Lewis coached Houston Phi Slama Jama teams to three consecutive Final Fours.  (Bob Levey/Getty Images)

Guy V. Lewis, who built and coached Houston’s celebrated and feared Phi Slama Jama teams in the 1980s, has been elected to the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame, according to a Houston Chronicle report.

This year’s inductees will officially be announced on Monday at the Final Four in Atlanta.

Lewis won 592 games and coached the Cougars to five Final Four berths in 14 NCAA Tournament appearances during his 30 years at Houston.

His Phi Slama Jama teams featuring Clyde Drexler and Hakeem Olajuwon went to the Final Four three consecutive years and lost in the 1983 and 1984 finals.


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