Retired Granbury High School girls basketball coach Leta Andrews will have to wait a little longer for her chance for induction into the basketball world's most revered hall.
The Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame announced the finalists for its 2018 class Saturday, and Andrews' name was not among them.
Andrews won 1,416 games and took her teams to 15 state tournaments over a 52-year coaching career. She made stops at Tolar, Gustine, Comanche, Granbury and Corpus Christi Calallen, where she won her only state title in 1990.
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Two Dallas Mavericks greats, though, were named 2018 Naismith Hall finalists. The two best point guards in team history, 10-time NBA All-Star Jason Kidd, and two-time NBA MVP Steve Nash, are two of the 13 finalists this year.
So is Baylor women's hoops coach Kim Mulkey, who has lead the Bears to NCAA national championships twice.
The historic women's basketball team at Wayland Baptist University in Plainview is also being recognized as a finalist. Five players from teams that won 131 consecutive games in the 1950s, before women's basketball became an NCAA sport in 1982, have already been inducted individually.
While Andrews will miss out on the chance in 2018, another local high school basketball coaching legend, Robert Hughes, had a similar story until he got in last year, in his third year as a finalist.