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Maryland will name its basketball court after coach Gary Williams, school president Wallace Loh said Friday at a news conference announcing Williams' retirement.
Loh said Williams represents the heart and soul of the university and is a teacher who has maintained ethical standards and plays by the rules. Loh called Williams an "incredibly loyal alumnus" who displayed fierce competitiveness in 22 seasons as coach.
"You are a champion on the court and you are a champion in the community," Loh said. "Your legacy will live on forever."