The 60 Days of Summer program offers 60 consecutive days of family oriented interactive museum programming. Starting on June 29 and running through August 30, the Hall of Fame will host various appearances, autograph signings, magicians, trick dribblers and jugglers, mascot days, giveaway days, and much more!  Best of all, these appearances are FREE of charge to all museums guests! These appearances are updated daily so be sure to check the date of your visit and see what exciting programming the 60 Days of Summer has to offer! 

 

ALL APPEARANCES WILL BEGIN AT 1:00PM UNLESS OTHERWISE NOTED


Monday June 29, 2015

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Tuesday June 30, 2015

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Wednesday July 1, 2015

ROD STRICKLAND

A star at DePaul University, Strickland was a First Team All-American as a junior averaging 20 points and nearly 8 assists per game.  He led the Blue Demons to four straight NCAA Tournament appearances and still ranks among the program leaders in scoring average, assists and steals.  Following his stellar collegiate career, he went on to be drafted 19th overall by the New York Knicks in the 1988 NBA Draft.  During his rookie season, he was named to the NBA All-Rookie Second Team.  During the 1989-1990 season, he was traded to the San Antonio Spurs.  While with the Spurs he flourished, posting 19 points per game and 9 assists during the 1991 playoffs.  Before the start of the 1992-93 season, Strickland signed with the Portland Trail Blazers where in four seasons averaged 17 points and 9 assists per game.  In 1997, while with the Washington Bullets, he had the best season of his career averaging a double-double with 17 points and 10 assists per game.  He finished with a remarkable career which spanned 17 seasons while amassing 14,463 points, 7,987 assists, and 1,616 steals.  

 

Thursday July 2, 2015

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Friday July 3, 2015

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Saturday July 4, 2015

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Sunday July 5, 2015 

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Monday July 6, 2015

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Tuesday July 7, 2015

 TERRY CUMMINGS

After a collegiate career at DePaul University which earned him Consensus First Team All-American honors in 1982, Cummings went on to become the 2nd overall pick in the 1982 NBA draft where he was selected by the San Diego Clippers.  After a stellar rookie season where he scored 23 points and had 10 rebounds per game, he was named the NBA's Rookie of the Year.  Throughout his next 10 seasons that were spent with Milwaukee and San Antonio, he would go on to average more than 17 points per game and was known around the league as one of the greatest scorers of that era.  Throughout a career that spanned 18 seasons, Cummings was a two-time all-star.  For his career, he scored more than 19,000 points and more than 8,600 rebounds.  He still remains as one of the top 50 career scorers in league history!  Don't miss your opportunity to meet one of the greatest players ever to play the game!

 

 

 

Wednesday July 8, 2015

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Thursday July 9, 2015

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Friday July 10, 2015

MUGGSY BOGUES

After a solid four year career at Wake Forest University, Bogues was drafted 12th overall in the 1987 NBA Draft by the Washington Bullets.  In his rookie season, he was teamates with Manute Bol who, at 7'7", was the tallest player in NBA history.  With Muggsy standing at only 5'3", these two teamates would make up the tallest and shortest players in the history of the NBA. Despite his height, Muggsy was known for his tenacious defense and ability to penetrate the lane.  When the Charlotte Hornets entered the league in 1988, they selected Muggsy as part of the expansion draft that season.  He would go on to spend the next ten years with the Hornets and will forever be known as one of the fan favorites in team history.  Paired with Alonzo Mourning and Larry Johnson, that team will always be remembered as on of the most popular teams in league history and a consistent playoff contender.  Muggsy is the Hornets career leader in minutes played, assists, and steals.  Don't miss your opportunity to meet one of the most beloved players ever to play the game!  

 

 

Saturday July 11, 2015

SHERYL SWOOPES

Undeniably one of the most decorated players in WNBA history, Swooped played collegiately at both South Plains College and Texas Tech.  While at Texas Tech, Swoopes won the NCAA National Championship in 1993.  While at Texas Tech, she set a number of school records including most points in a single game with 53, second highest tournament scoring average with 35.4 points per game, best single game championship scoring performance with 47 points, and all time scoring record for a single season with 955 points.  She was the Naismith College Player of the Year and WBCA Player of the Year in her senior season.  Once in the WNBA, she continued her dominance.  For her career, she was a six time WNBA All-Star, four time WNBA Champion, three time WNBA Defensive Player of the Year, three time WNBA MVP, and two time WNBA scoring champion.  Along with her professional ackolades, she is a three time gold medal winner for team USA in the 1996, 2000, and 2004 Olympic games. Don't miss your opportunity to meet one of the greatest players ever to play the game!

 

 

 

 

Sunday July 12, 2015

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Monday July 13, 2015

DICK BAVETTA - BASKETBALL HALL OF FAME CLASS OF 2015

Bavetta is widely known as the ironman of officiating because since his start in the NBA in 1975, he went on to officiate 2,635 consecutive games.  He holds the league record for most officiated games.  Throughout his 39 years of officiating in the NBA, he became a regular official throughout the playoffs each year, eventually being named a chief referee.  Some of Bavetta's most notable games included a game between the 76ers and Celtics where he was forced to officiate the game by himself after his partner broke his leg in a collision during the game.  That game was highlighted by the famous altercation between Hall of Famers Larry Bird and Julius Erving.  One of Bavettas other notable games occurred in 2006 between the Knicks and the Nuggets where he ejected all ten players on the court after a brawl ensued.  Don't miss your chance to meet the highly decorated NBA official and newest member of the Basketball Hall of Fame Class of 2015!

 

Tuesday July 14, 2015

LOUIS DAMPIER - HALL OF FAME CLASS OF 2015

While at the Univeristy of Kentucky, Dampier was a multi-sport athlete playing both baseball and basketball.  He played for legendary Hall of Fame coach Adolph Rupp and helped lead the Wildcats to the 1966 NCAA Championship where they eventually lost to Texas Western College which will be one of the most celebrated games in the history of the sport. During his three years at Kentucky, he was a two-time All-American and three-time All-Southeastern Conference selection.  In 1967, he was drafted into both the NBA draft and the ABA draft where he would ultimately choose to play for the Kentucky Colonels in the ABA.  He is one of only a few men to play in all nine seasons in the ABA.  From 1967 to 1976, he would go on to be a seven time All-Star, four time All-ABA Second Team, ABA All-Rookie First Team, and ABA Champion in 1975.  At the conclusion of the ABA's existence Dampier was the all time leader in career three point field goals with 794, career leader in games played at 728, career leader in minutes played with 27,770, career leader in points scored with 13,726, and career assist leader with 4,044.  Don't miss your chance to meet on the greatest players ever to play in the ABA and newest member of the Hall of Fame Class of 2015!

 

 

 

Wednesday July 15, 2015

TOM HEINSOHN - HALL OF FAME CLASS OF 2015

Already enshrined in the Basketball Hall of Fame as a player in 1986, Heinsohn joins John Wooden, Lenny Wilkens, and Bill Sharman as the only people that have been inducted twice into the Basketball Hall of Fame under seperate categories.  He is being enshrined in the Class of 2015 as a coach.  Heinsohn became the head coach of the Boston Celtics beginning in the 1969 season.  During the 1972 season, he led the team to a league best 68-14 record on his way to being named the NBA Coach of the Year.   The next season Heinsohn and the Celtics won the NBA Championship and following it up with another championship in 1976.  He accumulated a career coaching record of 427-263.  He currently serves as a Boston Celtics analyst.  Don't miss your opportunity to meet this two-time Basketball Hall of Fame inductee and current member of the Hall of Fame Class of 2015!


Thursday July 16, 2015

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Friday July 17, 2015

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Saturday July 18, 2015

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Sunday July 19, 2015

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Monday July 20, 2015

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Tuesday July 21, 2015

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Wednesday July 22, 2015

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Thursday July 23, 2015

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Friday July 24, 2015

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Saturday July 25, 2015

HERSEY HAWKINS

Hawkins played four seasons at Bradley University where in the 1987 season, he averaged an NCAA Division I high 36.3 points per game.  He was later named National College Player of the Year.  He currently ranks eigth all time in Division I scoring just ahead of Oscar Robertson and is one of only eight players ever to score more than 3,000 career points.  He other collegiate ackolades includewinning the Oscar Robertson Trophy, Adolph Rupp Trophy, UPI Player of the Year, Sporting News Player of the Year, was a Consensus First-Team All-American, two time MVC Player of the Year, and had is number 33 retired by Bradley.  After a record setting collegiate career, he went on to be drafted sixth overall in the 1988 NBA Draft.  In his rookie season he earned NBA All-Rookie First Team honors.  In 1991, he averaged 22.1 points per game and was named to the All-Star team.  He went on to have a career where he amassed 14,470 points, 3,466 rebounds, and 1,622 steals.  Don't miss your chance to meet this former NBA star and one of the best college players ever to play NCAA Division I hoops.


Sunday July 26, 2015

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Monday July 27, 2015

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Tuesday July 28, 2015

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Wednesday July 29, 2015

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Thursday July 30, 2015

JO JO WHITE - HALL OF FAME CLASS OF 2015

A standout at the University of Kansas, White was a two time Consensus Second Team All-American.  He went on to become the 9th overall pick by the Boston Celtics in the 1969 NBA Draft.  White's first year with the Celtics came fresh off the retirement of player/coach Bill Russell and star shooting guard Sam Jones.  With big shoes to fill, White would endure a rebuilding year whre the Celtics franchise experience their first losing season in 19 years.  Despite the teams struggles that season, White would named to the All-NBA Rookie Team.  Under Whites leadership, the team would quickly return to it's winning ways and go on to win two championships over the next few years.  Along with those two championshiops, his incredible career would consist of two an NBA Finals MVP, he was a seven time NBA All-Star, was named to the NBA All-Rookie First Team, and later had is number 10 retired by the Celtics. Along with these professional accomplishments, he also won a gold medal for team USA in the 1968 Olympic Games in Mexico City. For his career he scored more than 14,000 points, dished out more than 4,000 assists, and hauled in more that 3,300 rebounds.  Don't miss your chance to meet this newly elected member of the Hall of Fame Class of 2015 and one of the greatest players ever to play. 

 

Friday July 31, 2015

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Saturday August 1, 2015

BILL WENNINGTON

While attending High School at Long Island Lutheran, Wennington led the Crusaders to a number 1 ranking in the Northeast region and a top 10 ranking nationally.  He was recrutied to play collegiatly at St. John's University under legendary Hall of Fame coach Lou Carnesecca.  Following his collegiate career he was drafted 16th overall in the 1985 NBA Draft by the Dallas Mavericks.  Wennington made a name for himself as a key role player in the Chicago Bulls dynasty of the 1990's.  During that run, Wennington played a key role in historic back-to-back-to-back championships.  Alongside Hall of Famers Michael Jordan and Scottie Pippen, along with Hall of Fame coach Phil Jackson, these Bulls teams formed some of the greatest teams in history.  Don't miss your chance to meet this three time NBA Champion during the 60 Days of Summer.


Sunday August 2, 2015

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Monday August 3, 2015

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Tuesday August 4, 2015

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Wednesday August 5, 2015

SPENCER HAYWOOD - HALL OF FAME CLASS OF 2015

Haywood started off his colegiate career at Trinidad State Junior College in Trinidad, Colorado.  During the 1967 season, he averaged 28.2 points and 22.1 rebounds per game.  His dominant performance earned him a spot on team USA in the 1968 Olympic Games in Mexico City. On their way to the gold medal, Haywood was the leading scorer, averaging 16.1 points per game.  Later that year, he transferred to the University of Detroit and led the NCAA in rebounding with an average of 21.5 rebounds per game while also scoring 32.1 points per game.  Following his sophomore season, he decided to turn pro but the NBA rules prohibited him from entering the league.  Instead, he took his talents to the Denver Rockets of the ABA.  There, he would lead the league in scoring as a rookie and also in rebounding on his way to leading the Rockets to the ABA's Western Division Title.  He was named both ABA Rookie of the Year and ABA MVP during that season and became the youngest recipient of such honors.  After a brief tenure in the ABA, Haywood joined the NBA's Seattle SuperSonics and was named to the All-NBA First Team in 1972 and 1973.  In that season, he averaged 29.2 points per game and 13.4 rebounds per game.  He would go on to score more than 17,000 points and 8,600 rebounds throughout his career which came to a career average of 20.3 points and 10.3 rebounds per game.  Don't miss your chance to meet one of the greatest players in ABA and NBA history and newly elected member of the Hall of Fame's Class of 2015!

 

Thursday August 6, 2015

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Friday August 7, 2015

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Saturday August 8, 2015

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Sunday August 9, 2015

DIKEMBE MUTOMBO - HALL OF FAME CLASS OF 2015

Originally attending Georgetown University on a USAID scholarship with hopes of becoming a doctor, Hall of Fame coach John Thompson had other ideas.  Teaming with Hall of Famer Alonzo Mourning, the two formed a shot blocking duo known as "Rejection Row".  While at Georgetown, he was named Big East Defensive Player of the Year twice and finished his career as third all time in blocked shots in the universities history.  He went on to be drafted fourth overall in the 1991 NBA Draft by the Denver Nuggets. He immediately lived up to his draft status by being selected as an All-Star while averaging 16.6 points, 12.3 rebounds and nearly three blocks per game as a rookie.  He spent five seasons with the Nuggets and led them to a playoff upset over the top ranked Seattle SuperSonics, becoming the first eighth seed to win an NBA playoff series.  Throughout a career that spanned a remarkable 18 seasons, he went on to play for Denver, Atlanta, Philadelphia, New Jersey, New York, and Houston.  Among his many ackolades, he was named a four time NBA Defensive Player of the Year, eight time NBA All-Star, three time All NBA Team, six time All NBA Defensive Team, and is second all-time in NBA Career Blocks.  Don't miss your chance to meet on the greatest defensive players and shot blockers ever to play the game during the Hall of Fame's 60 Days of Summer!

 

Monday August 10, 2015

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Tuesday August 11, 2015

JACK SIKMA

After being named a First-team Division III All-American in 1977 at Illinois Wesleyan University, Sikma went on to be drafted eigth overall by the Seattle SuperSonics in the 1977 NBA Draft.  In his first year with the Sonics, he was named to the NBA All-Rookie Team.  Throughout a remarkable career that spanned 14 seasons, his most dominant stretch started in 1979 when paired with Dennis Johnson, Gus Williams, and Paul Silas, the group was able to win the NBA Championship.  1979 started a series of seven consecutive years where Sikma was named to the NBA All-Star team.  Throughout his career, he was known around the league as one of the most accurate shooting big men of his era.  He shot a career average of 84.9% from the free throw line but in 1987, shot an incredible 92.2% from the line which would lead the league in that category.  Along with his free throw accuracy, hew would also hold a career three point shooting percentage of 32.8%.  Along with being one of the best shooting big men in league history, Sikma was also a dominant force in defensive rebounding where he would lead the league in that category in both 1981 and 1983.  Currently, Sikma's number 43 is one of only six players to be given that honor by the Seattle franchise.  Don't miss your opportunity to meet one of the greats of the game and hear him speak on his playing career during the 60 Days of Summer!

 

Wednesday August 12, 2015

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Thursday August 13, 2015

LEON POWE

As a student at Oakland Technical High School, Powe averaged 27 points, 14 rebounds, and 3 blocks per game as a senior and led the team to two consecutive CIF State Championships in 2002 and 2003.  He was named Gatorade California Player of the Year during his senior season.  After being named a MdDonald's All-American, he would go on to play collegiately for the University of California.  During his freshman year, he earned Pac-10 Freshman of the Year honors.  Following a major knee injury which sidelined him for his entire Sophomore season, he would return to average 20 points and 10 rebounds per game leading Cal to an NCAA Tournament birth.  Foregoing his senior season, he was drafted 49th overall by the Denver Nuggets in the 2006 NBA Draft.  With the Celtics, Powe played a vital role in helping the team win the 2008 NBA Championship over the rival Los Angeles Lakers.  During that playoff run, Powe's tenacious defense and ability to score in the clutch was one of the main reasons the Celtics we're able to take home the championship.  His efforts that season will forever endure him to Boston Celtics fans.  Don't miss your opportunity to meet him and hear him speak on his playing career during the 60 Days of Summer! 

 

Friday August 14, 2015

DAMON STOUDAMIRE

While at Woodrow Wilson High School, Stoudamire averaged 26 points and 9 assists per game while leading the team to two Oregon state championships in 1989 and 1991.  During that same period he was named Oregon Player of the Year twice and also named a Converse High School All-American.  After a stellar high school career, he went on to play for the University of Arizona Wildcats under Hall of Fame coach Lute Olson.  During his collegiate career he was a First-Team All-American, finalist for College Player of the Year, a Wooden Award Finalist, and shared Pac-10 Player of the Year.  At the time he finished his career at Arizona, he was first in all-time three pointers made, second in points, fourth in assistas, and was the only player in Arizona history to have two 40 point games.  Following his career at Arizona, he was drafted seventh overall by the Toronto Raptors in the 1995 NBA Draft.  As the first ever draft pick of the Toronto Raptors, he went on to earn NBA Rookie of the Year honors by averaging 19 points and 9 assists per game.  His small stature and tenacious play earned him the nickname "Mighty Mouse".  In his 13 year career he scored 11,763 points, had 5,371 assists, and 953 steals.   Don't miss your chance to meet one of the greatest players in Toronto Raptors history during the 60 Days of Summer!

 

 

 

Saturday August 15, 2015

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Sunday August 16, 2015

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Monday August 17, 2015

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Tuesday August 18, 2015

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Wednesday August 19, 2015

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Thursday August 20, 2015

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Friday August 21, 2015

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Saturday August 22, 2015

CHRIS DUHON

During his senior year at Salmen High School in Louisiana, Duhon was voted Mr. Basketball for the state.  Along with those honors, he was also a McDonald's All-American and won the McDonald's Three Point Shootout.  Predominantly a role player coming into Duke University, he was given a chance to start due to injuries and took over the role as the teams starting point guard.  Under his on court leadership, the Blue Devils won the 2001 NCAA National Championship and he was named ACC Rookie of the Year.  Over the next three seasons, Duhon focused on his defense and versatility and following his senior season, he finished as Duke's all-time leader in steals, minutes played and second in assists.  He went on to be drafted in the second round by the Chicago Bulls in the 2004 NBA Draft.  While with the Bulls, he played an instrumental role in leading the team to their first playoff series win since the Michael Jordan era.  Following his tenure with the Bulls, he would go on to play for the Knicks, Magic and Lakers where he would end his nine year NBA career.  Don't miss your chance to meet this former Duke University star and NBA veteran.

 

Sunday August 23, 2015

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Monday August 24, 2015

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Tuesday August 25, 2015

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Wednesday August 26, 2015

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Thursday August 27, 2015

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Friday August 28, 2015

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Saturday August 29, 2015

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Sunday August 30, 2015

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*All appearances are subject to change without notice.  In the event of a cancelation, we will make every effort to replace the appearance with comparable programming.

*All player appearances will be followed by an autograph signing unless specifically noted in the appearance description.

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