Basketball hall of fame to add newest members

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

Thursday September 6, 2012

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (AP) — Reggie Miller is joining his sister, Cheryl, in the basketball Hall of Fame.

The former Indiana Pacers star will be inducted into the basketball shrine on Friday night along with Don Nelson, the winningest coach in NBA history, and Nike co-founder Phil Knight.

Ralph Sampson, the only three-time college player of the year, and Jamaal Wilkes, who won two NCAA titles at and four in the NBA, will be inducted.

Also to be honored are seven-time NBA All-Star Chet Walker; the All American Redheads, known as the female Harlem Globetrotters; two-time Olympic gold medalist Katrina McClain; former Soviet coach Lidia Alexeeva; Don Barksdale, the first black player on the U.S. Olympic team and in the NBA All-Star game; two-time NBA MVP Mel Daniels, and longtime NCAA referee Hank Nichols.

Copyright 2012 The Associated Press.


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