Deserves to have the court named after him and deserves to retire when he wants to leave. But, it really sucks that we are not in the tournament right now. I remember after Maryland got handled by UCLA back in 2000 in the second round, I remember clearly thinking, "this is it, they have everyone coming back, they have to make a run next year or it might be time to turn the program over to someone else." Well, the next year they went to the Final Four, and then obviously 2002, and that gave Gary legend status in my mind.
I think though this is another turning point. We have things turning around, we are coming off a very disappointing season, and this is it, they got to make a run. I am getting a similar feeling to the one I got in 2000. Not saying we are going to go to the Final Four next year, but if Jordan stayed through his senior year (maybe unlikely) we would be legit title contenders in 2013.
I have been an avid Gary supporter since 2002, despite the down years, and I will be for the next two. If we are still missing the tournament a couple of years from now ...... I don't even want to say it out loud. You are a legend, just make one more run with a new group of players and you will walk away a Hall of Famer.
#Maryland #Terps #Let's Fing get it done!!!!!