Lefty Driesell was asked about what he thought of the Comcast Center court being named after Gary Williams, this is what he had to say:
"It's not fair to my players that they would put Gary Williams' name on the court," Driesell said Tuesday. "It's a disservice to players such as Tom McMillen, John Lucas, Len Elmore, Brad Davis, Greg Manning, Adrian Branch and Steve Sheppard."
Now, what he really means, is that is a disrespect to HIM. I mean, come on, they're not naming the court, "Juan Dixon Court", that would be a disrespect to other players that have played before.
He might be trying to say that it's disrespectful to those players, because it means that Gary Williams built MD basketball and there was nothing before he got there, but that's not correct. There are plenty of players in the rafters that played at MD well before Gary got there. MD definitely honors and respects what MD basketball was before Gary got there.
The reason Comcast Center is being named after Gary is because there would be no Comcast Center if it weren't for Gary. Period. The two Final Fours and National Championship, along with everything that Gary did for the program, bringing it up from the ashes, etc. are what allowed the Comcast Center to be built.
If Lefty is angry, that's too bad. I personally think he should be honored in some way (Statue), but Gary deserves this. If you wanted a court named after you Lefty, you should have done more with all the talent you had when you were here. The talent Lefty had in comparison to Gary is ridiculous, he should have won a national championship or two in his time, and if he had, the court would probably be named after him.