Former University of Houston men's basketball coach Guy V. Lewis, best known for leading the Phi Slama Jama teams of the 1980s, has died. He was 93.
He died at a retirement facility in Kyle, Texas, on Thanksgiving morning surrounded by family, the school said Thursday.
Lewis coached the Cougars for 30 years. He guided Houston to back-to-back NCAA title games in 1983 and ‘84 but never won the national championship, losing to N.C. State in the 1983 final on Lorenzo Charles' last-second shot, one of the NCAA Tournament's greatest upsets and most memorable plays.
“It feels awful,” Lewis said after that game. “I've never lost a game that didn't feel...