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Volume 68, Issue 19, Friday, September 20, 2002

Sports
 

Event will honor Lewis, try to sway HOF voters

Cougar Sports Services

The original Cougar legend will be honored during the inaugural Houston Basketball Dinner on Monday. Former UH basketball head coach and player Guy V. Lewis will be the center of attention, but the banquet will also include presentations to the Houston Rockets and Comets.



Former UH basketball head coach Guy V. Lewis will be honored Monday at the inaugural Houston Basketball Dinner.

Photo courtesy of 1982 Houstonian

"We've been trying to do something with the Rockets and Comets for several years," said Neal Farmer, event coordinator and former Houston Chronicle sports writer. "The hook we finally found was Guy V. Lewis. We thought we could do a banquet for Guy even if the Rockets and Comets didn't come on board."

Though the Rockets and Comets will be present, Farmer said 50 percent of the people attending the event will be there because of the plan to convince voters that Lewis should be inducted into the Basketball Hall of Fame.

Each person attending will be given a postcard to fill out and miniature red-and-white polka dot towels to wave. The proceedings will be taped and mailed to voters along with the postcards. 

The dinner begins at 7 p.m. at the JW Marriott Ballroom on 5150 Westheimer. Tickets are $40 each and can be purchased by calling the Houston Athletic Committee at 281-754-4687.

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