Herb Magee will be the name least familiar to fans when he joins nine others in the 2011 induction class at the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame on Friday. Magee's claim to fame is a sparkling coaching career at Philadelphia University, a Divison-II school. Magee has 44 years under his belt as head coach at Philadelphia, and owns the NCAA record for most wins as head coach (922).
Magee has just one Division-II national championship to his name, but has finished with a losing record just twice in 44 years, no small feat. He's won about every collegiate coaching and Philadelphia sports honor there is; the induction to the Naismith Hall is just the latest triumph.
Magee's particular skill is shooting; he holds clinics and training programs on fixing players' jumpshots. In a New York Times story published in 2010, a former Magee assistant claims to have seen Magee hit 274 consecutive jumpers at one point.