Phila. U.'s Magee Heads to the Hall

Philadelphia University head basketball coach Herb Magee can add Hall of Famer to his already impressive resume.

The most-winning coach in college basketball history was named as one of the newest members of the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame Monday.

"I am completely humbled to be enshrined into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame," said Coach Magee. "I have dedicated my life to the game of basketball, and to become a member of this sport's elite group of players and coaches is an honor."

For the longtime Philly U. coach who happens to be the all-time, all-division NCAA wins leader with 922 career victories, this is heady territory. He only got into coaching only after turning down an offer to work for a chemical company.

"I coached the JV team when I first got started and we had some success and I knew 'this is what I should be doing,'" Magee said.

Former NBA All-Stars Dennis Rodman and Chris Mullin headline the 2011 HOF class. They are joined by coaching legends Tex Winter, innovator of the "Triangle" offense, and Stanford's Tara VanDerveer and longtime NBA and ABA star Artis Gilmore; former Portland TrailBlazers center Arvydas Sabonis; Olympic gold medalist Teresa Edwards; Harlem Globetrotter Reece "Goose" Tatum; and Boston Celtic Tom "Satch" Sanders.

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