Mo. Sports Hall of Fame honors Norm Stewart era
Thursday, November 1, 2012
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (AP) — The Missouri Sports Hall of Fame is honoring the Norm Stewart era of University of Missouri basketball as it inducts two all-time greats who played under the former Tiger coach.
Willie Smith and Derrick Chievous will be inducted into the hall at a Nov. 15 luncheon in Springfield. Stormin' Norm is among the expected guests, and former Missouri guard Jon Sundvold is master of ceremonies. Current Missouri coach Frank Haith is also expected to attend.
Smith, nicknamed "Mr. Magic," led the Tigers to a Big Eight Conference title in 1976 while averaging 25.3 points per game. He's among a handful of Missouri players to have their jersey numbers retired.
Chievous left Missouri as the Tigers' leading all-time scorer and led the team to regular-season and conference tournament titles in 1987.