The 60 Days of Summer program offers 60 consecutive days of family oriented interactive museum programming. Starting on July 1 and running through August 31, 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! 

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Monday, June 30, 2014 - 1:00pm

WINS FOR LIFE SKILLS CLINIC

Hosted by David Vasquenza, this inspirational and motivational skills clinic is fun for all ages.  WINS For Life teaches not only the fundamentals of the game of basketball, but also the importance of education, nutrition, and good character.  For more information on Coach Vasquenza and WINS For Life, please click here.  Don't miss your chance to get in on the action!  There are no signups so come early as space may be limited.

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Tuesday, July 1, 2014 - 1:00pm

RALPH SAMPSON - BASKETBALL HALL OF FAME CLASS OF 2012

Ralph Sampson dominated college basketball during his four years at the University of Virginia. The recruitment of Sampson reached a fever pitch during his final season at Harrisonburg High School where the two-time state champion gave college coaches a glimpse into the future of basketball. The first center to possess open-court versatility, Sampson’s speed, rebounding, and shooting ability helped redefine the post position in basketball. He dribbled the basketball, ran the floor, and jumped like no other player his size. Sampson led the Cavaliers to the 1980 NIT championship, the 1981 NCAA Final Four, and marquee wins over college adversaries Michael Jordan of North Carolina and Patrick Ewing of Georgetown. Drafted by the Houston Rockets, Sampson paid immediate dividends in the NBA, winning Rookie of the Year in 1984 playing in the first of three consecutive NBA All Star games. Sampson’s off-balance, last-second shot dethroned the Showtime Lakers in the 1986 Western Conference finals to send the Houston Rockets to the NBA Finals.

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Wednesday, July 2, 2014 - 1:00pm

DENNY CRUM - BASKETBALL HALL OF FAME CLASS OF 1994

A teacher and a motivator, low-key Denny Crum annually built collegiate teams that played their best basketball at tournament time. Crum started coaching at UCLA as assistant under John Wooden for three NCAA titles. Known as "Cool Hand Luke," Crum patrolled the sidelines at the University of Louisville from 1971 to 2001 creating a college program that has been dominant since the 1980s. Only three other coaches have coached more NCAA Final Four teams than Crum, who took the Cardinals to six Final Fours (1972, 1975, 1980, 1982, 1983, 1986) and led Louisville to the 1980 and 1986 NCAA Championships. In 1993, Crum became basketball history's second fastest coach to win 500 games. During his career, Crum was named College Coach of the Year three times (1980, 1983, 1986), as well as Metro Conference Coach of the Year five times.  Don't miss your opportunity to meet one of the greatest coaches ever to roam the sidelines!

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Thursday, July 3, 2014 - 1:00pm

HALL OF FAME STAFF CLINIC

Hosted by former Cathedral High School State Champion Head Coach Gene Eggleston, this clinic will feature a fun and interactive approach to the fundamentals of basketball.  Coach Eggleston, along with other members of the Hall of Fame staff, will lead a series of light drills that are fun for all ages.  All museum guests are encouraged to participate.  Don't miss this opportunity to showcase your skills and learn the fundamentals from this legendary local state champion!

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Friday, July 4, 2014

INDEPENDENCE DAY GIVEAWAY

In honor of Independence Day, any museum guest wearing Red, White and Blue will receive a FREE gift!  All you have to do is stop by the Basketball Hall of Fame Box Office, purchase a ticket to the museum, and mention the Independence Day Giveaway!  If you are wearing Red, White and Blue, you will receive a commemorative Hall of Fame gift! Come out and enjoy the Springfield Riverfront and pay a visit to the Worlds Finest Sports Museum!

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Saturday, July 5, 2014 - 1:00

JOHN STARKS

Starks is known as one of the greatest undrafted players in NBA history.  He spent the bulk of his career playing for the New York Knicks.  His tenacity and toughness earned him a role as the starting shooting guard.  His time with the Knicks included many ackolades such as being named to the 1992 Slam Dunk Contest, 1994 NBA All-Star Team, 1993 NBA All-Defensive 2nd Team, and 1997 NBA Sixth Man of the Year.  In his career he scored over 10,000 points, had over 2,000 rebounds, and dished out more than 3,000 assists.  Starks is well known for his role in "The Dunk".  During the 1993 Eastern Conference Finals against the Chicago Bulls, Starks made an incredible high flying dunk over Horace Grant and Michael Jordan that is well known as one of the most spectacular dunks in NBA history.  Don't miss your opportunity to meet this former NBA Superstar as he speaks on his playing career.  Following his presentation, there will be a brief autograph signing.  Don't miss out!

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Sunday, July 6, 2014 - ALL DAY

HALL OF FAME FILM SERIES

The Hall of Fame Film Series features a special showing of a basketball documentary, feature film, and other basketball related features.  These films vary in length and are shown in succession throughout the day.  Standard show times are 2:00pm and 4:00pm.  The showings for the day will be posted outside of the Hall of Fame's state-of-the-art 200 seat movie theater.  Come down and enjoy the museum and relax and catch a show!

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Monday, July 7, 2014 - 1:00pm

COURT JESTERS COMEDY BASKETBALL

The Court Jesters are the perfect mix of trick shots, dribbling exhibitions, and comedy routines that is sure to provide laughter and entertainment for the whole family!  Their interactive and engaging routine will showcase some of the greatest trick performances you will ever see.  Appearances may include one, or several members, of the Jesters.  Highlighted appearances will feature Shane "The Dribbling Machine" Woney, Jamar "The Pharmacist" Davis, and "Jammin" Jay Griffin.  Don't miss your chance to see these amazing performers!  For more information on the Court Jesters, click here!

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Tuesday, July 8, 2014 - 1:00pm

MITCH RICHMOND - BASKETBALL HALL OF FAME CLASS OF 2014

Richmond was drafted 5th overall in the 1988 NBA Draft by the Golden State Warriors, following two years at Kansas State, where he averaged 20 points per game.  Richmond captured the NBA Rookie of the Year Award in the 1988–89 season, after averaging 22 points per game for the Warriors. He was a key part of Don Nelson's fast-paced offense, which was dubbed "Run TMC" after the first names of its three main components, Tim Hardaway, Mitch Richmond and Chris Mullin. The trio were named after the influential rap group Run DMC. After three years of scoring 22+ points a game in Golden State, he was traded to the Sacramento Kings.  He was the team's leading scorer in each of his 7 seasons there, averaging no fewer than 21.9 a game each season. Between 1993 and 1998, Richmond was a fixture on the Western Conference's All-Star team, and he won MVP honors at the All-Star Game in Phoenix, in 1995.  Richmond was selected to the United States' Olympic team, earning a gold medal in Atlanta. During his prime, Richmond was recognized as one of basketball's all time best pure shooters.  In 2002, he won a NBA Championship with the Lakers. Richmond had his number retired by both Kansas State University and the Sacremento Kings.  Don't miss your opportunity to meet one of the greatest players and most prolific scorers in the history of the game!

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Wednesday, July 9, 2014 - 1:00pm

GARY WILLIAMS - BASKETBALL HALL OF FAME CLASS OF 2014

Prior to coaching on the collegiate level, Gary Williams was a succesful high school coach at Woodrow Wilson High School in Camden, New Jersey, where he won a NJSIAA State Championship.  Prior to his long tenure with Maryland, he held three head coaching positions at American University, Boston College, and Ohio State.  As head coach at Maryland, he led the team to 11 consecutive NCAA Tournament appearances, a National Championship in 2002, an ACC Tournament Championship in 2004 and was enshrined into the University of Maryland Sports Hall of Fame and Maryland Alumni Hall of Fame. He was named Coach of the Year from Basketball America and compiled an overall coaching record of 668-380.  He led his teams to 22 appearances in postseason play.  Don't miss your opportunity to meet this coaching legend.  Gary will speak on his coaching career and upcoming Basketball Hall of Fame Induction.  Following his presentation, there will be a brief autograph signing.  Don't miss out!

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Thursday, July 10, 2014 - 1:00pm

NOLAN RICHARDSON - BASKETBALL HALL OF FAME CLASS OF 2014

Named the 1994 Naismith and NABC Coach of the Year, Nolan Richardson led the University of Arkansas to the the 1994 National Championship where they defeated Duke to take the National title.  Along with the 1994 National Championship, he led the team to two other Final Four appearances.  Throughout his tenure with Arkansas, the team made fifteen post season appearances out of his seventeen years as head coach.  He is the winningest basketball coach in Arkansas history and is the only head coach to win a Junior College National Championship, the NIT Championship, and the NCAA Championship.  He is also only one of five coaches to win 365 games in 15 seasons or less.  Don't miss your chance to meet this coaching legend and hear him speak on his highly decorated coaching career.  Following his presentation, there will be a brief autograph signing.

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Friday, July 11, 2014 - 1:00pm

HALL OF FAME STAFF CLINIC

Hosted by former Cathedral High School State Champion Head Coach Gene Eggleston, this clinic will feature a fun and interactive approach to the fundamentals of basketball.  Coach Eggleston, along with other members of the Hall of Fame staff, will lead a series of light drills that are fun for all ages.  All museum guests are encouraged to participate.  Don't miss this opportunity to showcase your skills and learn the fundamentals from this legendary local state champion!

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Saturday, July 12, 2014 - 1:00pm

BILL CARTWRIGHT

Originally selected by the New York Knicks with the third overall pick of the 1979 NBA Draft, he spent his first nine seasons there before a trade sent him to Chicago and helped propel the Bulls to their first three NBA Championships. Cartwright was an NBA All-Star in 1980 and a member of the All-Rookie Team in 1979.  In four seasons as a standout athlete at the University of San Francisco, Cartwright graduated as the Dons all–time leading scorer, averaging 19.1 points and 10.2 rebounds. A three-time All-American and three-time West Coast Conference Player of the Year, he was recently named one of the WCC’s 50 Greatest Student-Athletes of All–Time. In 1994, he earned a master’s degree in organizational development and human resources from his alma mater.   He finished his playing days with regular season career averages of 13.2 points and 6.3 rebounds in 963 games and postseason averages of 8.9 points and 5.4 rebounds in 124 playoff games.  Don't miss your opportunity to meet this former NBA star!  

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Sunday, July 13, 2014 - 1:00pm

BREVIN KNIGHT

Knight, one of the greatest players ever to come out of Stanford, is the all-time leader in assists (780) and steals (298) and third all-time in scoring (1,714) at the university. He was chosen by the Cleveland Cavaliers with the 16th pick in the 1997 NBA Draft.  In his rookie season, Knight led the NBA in steals per game and was named to the NBA All-Rookie First Team.  He has played for the Cavaliers, the Atlanta Hawks, the Memphis Grizzlies, the Phoenix Suns, the Washington Wizards, the Milwaukee Bucks and the Charlotte Bobcats, averaging 7.6 points and 6.5 assists per game in his career.  The Bobcats received Knight through their 2004 expansion draft. He was one of the best players on the team during the 2004–05 NBA season, averaging 10.1 points, 9 assists, and 1.98 steals per game as the Bobcats went 18–64. Knight finished second in assists per game in the league, behind MVP Steve Nash.  Don't miss your chance to meet this former NBA Star!

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Monday, July 14, 2014 - 1:00pm

MEADOWLARK LEMON - BASKETBALL HALL OF FAME CLASS OF 2003

Few athletes in any sport have impacted their sport on a worldwide level more than Meadowlark Lemon. Perhaps the most well-known and beloved member of the Harlem Globetrotters, Lemon played in more than 16,000 games - 7,500 consecutively - for the Globetrotters in a career that began in 1954 and lasted until 1978. Known as the "Clown Prince of Basketball," Lemon's favored "can't miss" halfcourt hookshot and comedic routines entertained millions of fans in more than 70 countries around the globe. As a basketball performer, Lemon's goal was always the same - entertainment, laughter and fun. Lemon, who has performed before Popes and Presidents, also played with the Bucketeers (1980-83), Shooting Stars (1984-87) and the Meadowlark Lemon Harlem All-Stars (1988-98). He played 50 games for the Globetrotters in 1994. In 2000 he received the Basketball Hall of Fame's John Bunn Award for lifetime contributions to the sport.  Don't miss your opportunity to meet one of the sports all-time greatest performers.  Meadowlark will speak on his illustrious career and host a brief autograph signing.

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Tuesday, July 15, 2014 - 1:00

UMASS MENS BASKETBALL CLINIC

Select members of the University of Massachusetts Mens Basketball team will be hosting a fun and interactive skills clinic.  The clinic will focus on the fundamentals of basketball and will allow each participant to interact with the clinicians in a variety of group oriented drills and games.  Come congratulate members of the team on their 2014 NCAA Division 1 Tournament appearance and learn the skills that got them there!  All museum guests are encouraged to participate!

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Wednesday, July 16, 2014 - 1:00

TOMMY HEINSOHN - BASKETBALL HALL OF FAME CLASS OF 1986

When it comes to winning, Tom Heinsohn's record is nearly flawless. In nine seasons as a starting forward with the Boston Celtics, Heinsohn won eight NBA titles. While at Holy Cross, this architect of an unorthodox but deadly hook shot scored 1,789 (22.1 ppg) points as a consensus All-America, was a three-time All-New England selection and an All-America in 1955 and 1956. He led the Crusaders to the 1954 NIT Championship. Drafted in the first round by the Boston Celtics in 1957, Heinsohn captured Rookie of the Year honors. Despite playing among Boston's basketball greats, Heinsohn led the Celtics in scoring from 1960 to 1962, and appeared in six NBA All-Star Games. After his playing career ended, Heinsohn became a successful head coach in Boston for nine seasons leading the Celtics to the 1974 and 1976 titles.  Don't miss your chance to meet this former Boston Celtic legend and Basketball Hall of Famer!  Following a discussion on his career, there will be a brief autograph signing.

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Thursday, July 17, 2014 - 1:00pm

MICHAEL COOPER

Drafted in the third round of the 1978 NBA Draft, Cooper became an integral part of the "Showtime" Lakers teams of the 1980's.  He played all twelve years of his career with the Lakers.  During that span he was named to eight NBA All Defensive Teams, won the Defensive Player of the Year Award, was a five time NBA Champion, and won the J. Walter Kennedy Citizenship Award.  Larry Bird once said that Michael Cooper was the best defender that he had faced.  Following his remarkable career with the Lakers, Cooper entered the coaching ranks where he served as Special Assistant to the General Manager with the team he had played for his entire career.  He soon after joined the coaching staff.  Following his time coaching with the Lakers, he went on to coach in the WNBA for the Los Angeles Sparks where he was named WNBA Coach of the Year in 2000.  Following that, Cooper spent some more time coaching in the NBA and NCAA and has recently accepted his current position of Head Coach with the WNBA's Atlanta Dream.  Don't miss your opportunity to meet this former NBA superstar and hear him tell the story of his playing and coaching career.  Following his presentation there will be a brief autograph signing.

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Friday, July 18, 2014 - 1:00pm

BOB HURLEY, SR. - BASKETBALL HALL OF FAME CLASS OF 2010

Bob Hurley has coached basketball at St. Anthony’s High School in Jersey City, New Jersey since 1972 building a local program into a national powerhouse in a community where hard times are a constant reminder of a world that is both uncertain and unsympathetic. Hurley, known as a coach with an uncompromising passion for basketball, has taken kids from the streets of New Jersey and elsewhere and transformed young boys into young men who just happen to play winning basketball. Presiding over what he calls a “benevolent dictatorship,” Hurley has been more than a coach to his players; he has been a teacher, a father figure, advisor, mentor, and friend. Known to some as the “Patron Saint of St. Anthony’s,” Hurley is a strict disciplinarian who demands total commitment, self-control, and sacrifice both on and off the court. Hurley has become an icon and a legend across the nation. He has spent a lifetime on the hardwood, unwavering in his pursuit of elevating the mind, body, and spirit of the young men he coaches. The victories and championships are there to count, but the true measure of the man is the scores of young lives he has permanently touched.  To learn more on coach Hurley, click here.  Don't miss your chance to meet this Hall of Famer and true coaching legend!

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Saturday, July 19, 2014 - 12:45pm

BOB PETTIT - BASKETBALL HALL OF FAME CLASS OF 1970

Lean, graceful, and always well-conditioned, Bob Pettit's physical build made him one of the first big men to play facing the basket. But Pettit's resolve set him apart from his peers; he simply would not be outworked by his competitors. Although he was a three-time All-SEC center with an average of 27.8 points per game throughout his college career, many were skeptical that Pettit could transition to the rough-and-tough NBA. Despite his slender build, Pettit was still the Milwaukee Hawks' first draft choice in 1954, and spent his eleven-year career entirely with the organization. As a mark of true consistency, Pettit played in eleven straight All-Star Games, was named All-Star Game MVP more times than any player in history, and guided the Hawks to the 1958 NBA Championship. When Pettit retired in 1965, he was the league's highest scorer (20,880) and second highest rebounder (12,849).  He was named to the NBA 50th Anniversary All-Time Team in 1996.  Don't miss your chance to meet this Hall of Famer and one of the greatest to ever play the game!

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Sunday, July 20, 2014 - 1:00pm

ILZE LUNEAU 

You will be amazed with never before seen basketball ballhandling tricks with three, four, five, and six basketballs. The Luneaus basketball family dribble, juggle and spin basketballs on a balance board, and using other props to music and dance.  Volunteers get to spin 1, 2 and 5 basketballs at once, eat a pudding while a ball spins on a spoon, etc. 
You can enjoy the show and at the same time hear avaluable message on setting goals, working hard, never giving up and leading a balanced life while achieving your dreams and enjoying every day.

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Monday, July 21, 2014 - 1:00pm

UMASS MENS BASKETBALL CLINIC

Select members of the University of Massachusetts Mens Basketball team will be hosting a fun and interactive skills clinic.  The clinic will focus on the fundamentals of basketball and will allow each participant to interact with the clinicians in a variety of group oriented drills and games.  Come congratulate members of the team on their 2014 NCAA Division 1 Tournament appearance and learn the skills that got them there!  All museum guests are encouraged to participate!

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Tuesday, July 22, 2014 - 1:00

UMASS MENS BASKETBALL CLINIC

Select members of the University of Massachusetts Mens Basketball team will be hosting a fun and interactive skills clinic.  The clinic will focus on the fundamentals of basketball and will allow each participant to interact with the clinicians in a variety of group oriented drills and games.  Come congratulate members of the team on their 2014 NCAA Division 1 Tournament appearance and learn the skills that got them there!  All museum guests are encouraged to participate!

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Wednesday, July 23, 2014 - 1:00pm

MAGIC DAVE

Magic Dave's award winning performances are high-energy, full of witty comedy, stunning slight-of-hand and mind-blowing miracles. He has performed for many corporate and private clients including celebrities such as Mick Jagger of the Rolling Stones, and many of the Boston Red Sox players.  David also has performed internationally; in August 2007 he toured one of the richest cities in the world.... Dubai (United Arab Emirates) performing 21 stage shows.  Magic Dave’s show is a blend of comedy magic and mind reading, which makes up one funny show on a level of all its own.

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Thursday, July 24, 2014 - 1:00pm

UMASS MENS BASKETBALL CLINIC

Select members of the University of Massachusetts Mens Basketball team will be hosting a fun and interactive skills clinic.  The clinic will focus on the fundamentals of basketball and will allow each participant to interact with the clinicians in a variety of group oriented drills and games.  Come congratulate members of the team on their 2014 NCAA Division 1 Tournament appearance and learn the skills that got them there!  All museum guests are encouraged to participate!

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Friday, July 25, 2014 - 1:00pm

ISAIAH RIDER

Nicknamed J.R., Isaiah was known for his physical dominance and high flying slam dunks.  While at UNLV, Rider averaged 21 points per game during his junior season and 29.1 points per game as a senior, earning him the Big West Conference Player of the Year.  Following his time at UNLV, he went on to be drafted fifth overall in the 1993 NBA Draft by the Minnesota Timberwolves.  During his three years with Minnesota, he was a member of the NBA's All-Rookie First Team, averaged 19 points per game, and won the 1994 Slam Dunk Contest with a dunk titled "The East Bay Funk Dunk".  After playing in Minnesota, he went on to star for Portland leading the Blazers in scoring in the 1997-98 season.  Rider also played for the Atlanta Hawks, Denver Nuggets, and the Los Angeles Lakers where he won a championship in 2001. Don't miss your chance to meet this former NBA star and slam dunk champion!  Following the discussion on his playing career, there will be a brief autograph signing.

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Saturday, July 26, 2014 - 1:00pm

J.R. REID

The 6-foot 9-inch, 247-pound Reid starred at Kempsville High School in Virginia Beach, being named the 1986 Gatorade and USA TODAY player of the year. He was ranked #1 by Bob Gibbons of All-Star Sports, and certified his reputation by getting 29 points in the Capital Classic, and 23 points in the McDonald's Game, being MVP of both games. One of most highly recruited players of his time, he went on to become a top pro prospect, playing college basketball at the University of North Carolina.   While at the University of North Carolina, he was a three time All ACC Player and also named an All-American.  He played 11 seasons in the NBA, averaging 8.5 points and 5.0 rebounds a game. He also played three seasons in Europe, playing in France early in his career and then for two seasons in France and Spain after his NBA career was over.  Currently, Reid is an Assistant Head Coach at Patrick Henry Community College in Martinsville, Virginia.  Don't miss your opportunity to meet this former NBA Veteran and former High School Player of the Year!

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Sunday, July 27, 2014 - 1:00pm

DALE DAVIS

Davis, a  former Clemson University star, was drafted 13th overall in the 1991 NBA Draft by the Indiana Pacers.  He quickly established his dominance and went on to routinely score in double digits and put up double digit rebounds on a nightly basis. Davis went on to be a focal point and star of the Pacers for nine seasons before being traded to the Portland Trailblazers.  In four years with the Blazers, he put up similar stats to those during his time in Indiana.  In his career, Davis was an NBA All-Star, had is number 34 retired by Clemson University, and is ranked on the NBA's top 50 All-Time leaders in blocked shots.  Don't miss your opportunity to meet this former NBA star!  Dale will speak on his playing career, followed by a brief autograph session.

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Monday, July 28, 2014 - 1:00pm

ALONZO MOURNING - BASKETBALL HALL OF FAME CLASS OF 2014

(DATE CHANGE!  ORIGINAL DATE WAS SCHEDULED FOR 7/21/14)

Mourning was a seven-time NBA All-Star (1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2001, 2002) and a member of the Miami Heat NBA Championship team in 2006.  He is a two-time NBA Defensive Player of the Year (1999, 2000) and a two-time NBA All-Defensive First Team member (1999, 2000).  He led the NBA in blocked shots (1998-99, 1999-2000) and blocks per game (1998-99, 1999-2000) and earned an NBA All Rookie Team recognition in 1993.  The Chesapeake, Virginia native attended Georgetown University (1988-1992) and played in the NBA from 1993 until 2008 and is the all-time leader in blocks for the Miami Heat with 1,625. Don't miss your chance to meet one of the greatest players ever to play the game and newest member of the Basketball Hall of Fame.  Please note, there will not be an autograph signing following this appearance.

 

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Tuesday, July 29, 2014 - 1:00pm

COURT JESTERS COMEDY BASKETBALL - PRESENTED BY METRO PCS

The Court Jesters are the perfect mix of trick shots, dribbling exhibitions, and comedy routines that is sure to provide laughter and entertainment for the whole family!  Their interactive and engaging routine will showcase some of the greatest trick performances you will ever see.  Appearances may include one, or several members, of the Jesters.  Highlighted appearances will feature Shane "The Dribbling Machine" Woney, Jamar "The Pharmacist" Davis, and "Jammin" Jay Griffin.  Don't miss your chance to see these amazing performers!  For more information on the Court Jesters, click here!

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Wednesday, July 30, 2014 - 1:00pm

UMASS MENS BASKETBALL CLINIC

Select members of the University of Massachusetts Mens Basketball team will be hosting a fun and interactive skills clinic.  The clinic will focus on the fundamentals of basketball and will allow each participant to interact with the clinicians in a variety of group oriented drills and games.  Come congratulate members of the team on their 2014 NCAA Division 1 Tournament appearance and learn the skills that got them there!  All museum guests are encouraged to participate!

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Thursday, July 31, 2014

HALL OF FAME STAFF CLINIC

Hosted by former Cathedral High School State Champion Head Coach Gene Eggleston, this clinic will feature a fun and interactive approach to the fundamentals of basketball.  Coach Eggleston, along with other members of the Hall of Fame staff, will lead a series of light drills that are fun for all ages.  All museum guests are encouraged to participate.  Don't miss this opportunity to showcase your skills and learn the fundamentals from this legendary local state champion!

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Friday, August 1, 2014 - 1:00pm

JOE ANDRUZZI - NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS - Presented by FLORENCE BANK

Andruzzi played college football at Southern Connecticut State University where, as a four year starter, was a Division II All-American in his final two seasons.  As an undrafted rookie free agent, he was signed by the Green Bay Packers in 1997.  In 2000, Andruzzi was signed by the New England Patriots where he played five productive seasons while earning three Super Bowl rings.  He will forever be known as one of the most popular Patriots of all-time.  As good as he was on the field, his life off the field was even more remarkable.  He and his wife Jen launched the C.J. Buckley Brain Cancer Research Fund in honor of a very close friend.  Along with that, he and his family founded the Joe Andruzzi Foundation to help fight cancer as Joe himself is a cancer survivor.  While hosting an event for his foundation, Andruzzi found himself right in the middle of the 2013 Boston Marathon bombings where he and former Patriot Matt Chatham, fearlesly helped those that we're tragically injured.  Don't miss your opportunity to hear Joe speak on his career and all his remarkable efforts off the field.  Joe will be available for a brief autograph signing following his presentation.

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Saturday, August 2, 2014 - 1:00pm

THEO RATLIFF

Ratliff was one of the most dominating centers of his era.  He was the 18th overall pick in the 1995 NBA Draft by the Detroit Pistons.  After just two years with the Pistons, he was traded to the Philadelphia 76ers where he went on to be voted into the 2001 All-Star game.  While with the 76ers, he went on to average more than 11 points, 7 rebounds, and 3 blocks per game.  Throughout his career, he was widely known as one of the best shot blockers ever to play the game.  He currently sits at number 19 on the NBA's All-Time leaders in shots blocked.  Don't miss your opportunity to meet one of the most dominant big men to ever play the game!  Theo will speak on his playing career, followed by a brief autograph signing.

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Sunday, August 3, 2014 - 1:00pm

DAVID WESLEY

Undrafted out of Baylor University, Wesley went on to have a succesful 14 year NBA career.  Throughout his time with the Nets, Hornets, Celtics, Rockets, and Cavaliers, he averaged 12.5 points and 4.4 assists per game.  His dymanic three point shooting accuracy landed him a spot in the 2003 Three Point Shooting Contest during All-Star Weekend.  His time with the Charlotte/New Orleans Hornets was his most succesful as he left the team ranked second in minutes played, second in three point field goals made, third in steals, fourth in points, fourth in assists, fourth in games played, and fourth in field goals made in the franchises history. He is one of the greatest players to ever play for the franchise.  Following his playing career, he spent time coaching for the NBDL Texas Legends and working as a Color Analyst for the New Orleans Pelicans.  Don't miss your chance to meet this former NBA star.  Following his presentation, there will be a brief autograph signing. 

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Monday, August 4, 2014 - 1:00pm

MAGIC DAVE

Magic Dave's award winning performances are high-energy, full of witty comedy, stunning slight-of-hand and mind-blowing miracles. He has performed for many corporate and private clients including celebrities such as Mick Jagger of the Rolling Stones, and many of the Boston Red Sox players.  David also has performed internationally; in August 2007 he toured one of the richest cities in the world.... Dubai (United Arab Emirates) performing 21 stage shows.  Magic Dave’s show is a blend of comedy magic and mind reading, which makes up one funny show on a level of all its own.

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Tuesday, August 5, 2014 - 1:00pm

UMASS MENS BASKETBALL CLINIC

Select members of the University of Massachusetts Mens Basketball team will be hosting a fun and interactive skills clinic.  The clinic will focus on the fundamentals of basketball and will allow each participant to interact with the clinicians in a variety of group oriented drills and games.  Come congratulate members of the team on their 2014 NCAA Division 1 Tournament appearance and learn the skills that got them there!  All museum guests are encouraged to participate!

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Wednesday, August 6, 2014 - 1:00pm

UMASS MENS BASKETBALL CLINIC

Select members of the University of Massachusetts Mens Basketball team will be hosting a fun and interactive skills clinic.  The clinic will focus on the fundamentals of basketball and will allow each participant to interact with the clinicians in a variety of group oriented drills and games.  Come congratulate members of the team on their 2014 NCAA Division 1 Tournament appearance and learn the skills that got them there!  All museum guests are encouraged to participate!

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Thursday, August 7, 2014 - 12:30

HALL OF FAME CLASS OF 2014 AUTOGRAPH SIGNING PRESENTED BY PANINI         

A limited number of tickets to the Enshrinement 2014 Autograph Session Presented by Panini are available. Meet select members from the Class of 2014 just prior to their live televised Press Conference and take home a piece of basketball history.  This exclusive event is available only to ticket holders and a very limited number of tickets will be available.  Ticket does not include items to be autographed, additional terms and restrictions apply.  Tickets to this are not included with standard museum admission and can be purchased by visiting the Hall of Fame secure online ticket site by clicking here.

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Friday, August 8, 2014 - 6:30pm

2014 HALL OF FAME ENSHRINEMENT CEREMONY

Springfield Symphony Hall plays host to the Hall of Fame Enshrinement Ceremony which is the culmination of the greatest careers the sport of basketball has ever seen and one of the most memorable events on the basketball calendar.  Come join the Class of 2014, their Hall of Fame presenters, returning Hall of Famers and industry celebrities as these legends are honored by formally being welcomed into the Basketball Hall of Fame family.  This event is televised live on NBA TV and streamed globally throughout the evening.  Don't miss your opportunity to be present at one of the greatest events in all of sports.  To find out more information on the Hall of Fame Class of 2014, click here.  To find our more information or to purchase tickets, click here.

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Saturday, August 9, 2014 - 6:30pm

2014 Hall of Fame Induction at Mohegan Sun

The Induction Celebration and Ring Ceremony features an introduction of the entire class, highlighted by the presentation of their Hall of Fame class rings.  The reception features skillfully crafted food stations that are guaranteed to satisfy.  While mingling with the Class of 2014 and other returning Hall of Famers, take a moment to enjoy the live entertainment that will be playing throughout the evening.  Don't miss your chance to  see the Class of 2014 together, all while enjoying an unforgettable evening at the world famous Mohegan Sun. For more information or to purchase tickets to this event, click here!

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Sunday, August 10, 2014 - ALL DAY

HALL OF FAME FILM SERIES

The Hall of Fame Film Series features a special showing of a basketball documentary, feature film, and other basketball related features.  These films vary in length and are shown in succession throughout the day.  Standard show times are 2:00pm and 4:00pm.  The showings for the day will be posted outside of the Hall of Fame's state-of-the-art 200 seat movie theater.  Come down and enjoy the museum and relax and catch a show!

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Monday, August 11, 2014 - 1:00PM

TIM LEGLER

Named and Academic All-American at La Salle Univeristy, Legler scored 1,699 points in four seasons and helped guide the team to the 1987 NIT championship game.  At La Salle, he was a career 43% three-point shooter.  Following college, he took that same shooting dominance to the professional game.  During his 10 seasons in the NBA, he ended his career with a three point shooting percentage of 43%.  This ranks him seventh all time in that statistical category.  His best season came in 1995 when he ranked first in the league in three point shooting and overall shooting percentage.  That season, he also won the three point shootout during NBA All-Star Weekend.  Currently, he appears regularly on various ESPN programs and serves as an analyst on ESPN's SportsCenter.  He has been with the network since 1999 when he started as an apprentice.  Don't miss your opportunity to meet one of the purest shooters ever to play the game. Come down and hear him talk about basketball, his playing career, and time with ESPN.  Following his discussion, there will be a brief autograph signing.  Don't miss out!

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Tuesday, August 12, 2014 - 1:00pm

COURT JESTERS COMEDY BASKETBALL

The Court Jesters are the perfect mix of trick shots, dribbling exhibitions, and comedy routines that is sure to provide laughter and entertainment for the whole family!  Their interactive and engaging routine will showcase some of the greatest trick performances you will ever see.  Appearances may include one, or several members, of the Jesters.  Highlighted appearances will feature Shane "The Dribbling Machine" Woney, Jamar "The Pharmacist" Davis, and "Jammin" Jay Griffin.  Don't miss your chance to see these amazing performers!  For more information on the Court Jesters, click here!

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Wednesday, August 13, 2014 - 1:00

JAMES NAISMITH LIVE! A LIVING HISTORY

Learn the story of how the great game of basketball was invented and how it developed since it's inception.  This incredibly real and informative portrayal of Dr. James Naismith is sure have you feeling as if he was telling you the story himself.  The story takes you on a heart felt ride through when Dr. Naismith was born, the triles and tribulations that he was forced to overcome, how he came to invent the game of basketball, and his other innovations prior to his death. Come here the story and meet the man who tells it!  For more information on James Naismith Live!, please visit www.jamesnaismithlive.com

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Thursday, August 14, 2014 - ALL DAY

LUCKY TICKET GIVEAWAY DAY

Are you feeling lucky?  If so, come visit the hall of fame and see if you have the lucky ticket!  Everyone is automatically entered into the giveaway contest.  Randomly selected daily admission tickets are marked with a special number or symbol that coorisponds to a special prize!  Prizes include museum admission tickets, gift shop certificates, photo center certificates, and a number of Basketball Hall of Fame branded items.  Over 100 prizes will be given away so don't miss your chance and try your luck! 

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Friday, August 15, 2014 - 1:00PM

TERRY PORTER

A graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point, a Division III school, Porter went on to be selected with the 24th overall pick in the 1985 NBA Draft by the Portland TrailBlazers.  This marked the start of a decade long run with Portland.  During his tenure, he went to the NBA Finals twice and holds the Finals record for most free throws made without missing one at 15.  He remains Portlands all-time assist leader.  After signing free agent contracts with Minnesota, Miami, and San Antonio, Porter retired after an incredible 17 years in the NBA.  Upon retiring, his career included two All-Star appearances, two Finals appearances, over 15,000 career points, and is thirteenth in the NBA in career assists.  In 2008, he had his #30 jersey retired by the TrailBlazers.  Following his illustrious playing career, Porter accepted a position as assistant coach with the Sacramento Kings.  Since then, he has had two head coaching positions, most recently with the Phoenix Suns.  Don't miss your opportunity to meet one of the greatest players and longest tenured veterans ever to play the game.  Terry will speak on his playing career, coaching career, and other basketball related topics.  Following the discussion there will be a brief autograph signing.  Don't miss out!

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Saturday, August 16, 2014 - 1:00pm

XAVIER McDANIEL

Nicknamed the X-Man, McDaniel was selected by the Seattle Supersonics in the first round (4th overall) of the 1985 NBA Draft and became an instant starter. He averaged 17.1 points per game and finished second in the NBA Rookie of the Year balloting to Patrick Ewing.  During his second season, he was one of a trio of 20 ppg scorers with the SuperSonics along with Dale Ellis and Tom Chambers. The SuperSonics made it all the way to the Western Conference finals that season. He averaged over 20 points per game for the next three seasons as a Sonic, including the 1988-89 season when he was used primarily as a bench player. Prior to his days in the NBA, McDaniel attended Witchita State where he was the  first person to lead the nation in both rebounding and scoring in the same season. In college, McDaniel began to shave both his head and his eyebrows to look more intimidating. He continued this all throughout his pro career.  During his senior season, he lead the nation in both score (27.4 ppg) and rebounding (15.0 rpg).  He was the first player to achieve that feat.  Don't miss your opportunity to meet one of the most dynamic players ever to play the game!

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Sunday, August 17, 2014 - 1:00pm

MIKE GLENN

Nicknamed "Stinger" for his high shooting percentage and incredible midrange jump shot, Mike Glenn was named the #1 rated basketball player in the state of Georgia while attending Coosa High School.  Glenn attended Southern Illinois University where he was named with All-Missouri Valley Conference honors. Following college, he was drafted twenty third overall by the Chicago Bulls and went on to have a ten year career in the NBA.  Over the course of his career, he averaged an overall shooting percentage of 54.2%, holding true to his nickname.  In 1981, he recieved the J. Walter Kennedy Citizenship Award for community service.  Since retiring, he has taken an active role around the game working as a television analyst, writer, and commissioner of the World Basketball Association.  Because of his business background, he also was employed by Merrill Lynch as a consultant for the NBA's pre-pension plan.  He currently runs the Mike Glenn All-Star Basketball Camp for the heaing impaired.  It is the nation's first basketball camp for deaf athletes.  He currently serves as the Atlanta Hawks postgame analyst.  Don't miss your opportunity to meet one of the greatest guys both on and off the court that has ever played the game.  Come hear him speak on his playing career and all of his efforts off the court.  Along with his speaking presentation, he will be available for a book signing for his recently released "My Next Shot Goes In".  For more information on the book, or Mike Glenn himself, please visit http://www.mikeglenn.com

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Monday, August 18, 2014 - 1:00pm

HALL OF FAME STAFF CLINIC

Hosted by former Cathedral High School State Champion Head Coach Gene Eggleston, this clinic will feature a fun and interactive approach to the fundamentals of basketball.  Coach Eggleston, along with other members of the Hall of Fame staff, will lead a series of light drills that are fun for all ages.  All museum guests are encouraged to participate.  Don't miss this opportunity to showcase your skills and learn the fundamentals from this legendary local state champion!

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Tuesday, August 19, 2014 - 1:00pm

NYKESHA SALES

As a high school senior out of Bloomfield Connecticut, Sales was named the USA Today High School National Player of the Year in 1994.  She attended the University of Connecticut where she went on to be named Rookie of the Year in 1995.  She helped lead UConn to a National Championship that year and followed it up with a Final Four appearance the following year.  In her final two seasons, she led the team to two consecutive Elite Eight appearances and was named the Big East Conference Player of the Year. Following her remarkably succesful collegiate career, Sales went on to become an eight time WNBA All-Star and one of the greatest players ever to play in the WNBA.  Don't miss your chance to meet this legend as she discusses her playing career.  Following the discussion there will be a brief autograph signing. 

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Wednesday, August 20, 2014 - 1:00pm

ILZE LUNEAU

You will be amazed with never before seen basketball ballhandling tricks with three, four, five, and six basketballs. The Luneaus basketball family dribble, juggle and spin basketballs on a balance board, and using other props to music and dance.  Volunteers get to spin 1, 2 and 5 basketballs at once, eat a pudding while a ball spins on a spoon, etc.  You can enjoy the show and at the same time hear avaluable message on setting goals, working hard, never giving up and leading a balanced life while achieving your dreams and enjoying every day.

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Thursday, August 21, 2014 - 1:00pm

COURT JESTERS COMEDY BASKETBALL

The Court Jesters are the perfect mix of trick shots, dribbling exhibitions, and comedy routines that is sure to provide laughter and entertainment for the whole family!  Their interactive and engaging routine will showcase some of the greatest trick performances you will ever see.  Appearances may include one, or several members, of the Jesters.  Highlighted appearances will feature Shane "The Dribbling Machine" Woney, Jamar "The Pharmacist" Davis, and "Jammin" Jay Griffin.  Don't miss your chance to see these amazing performers!  For more information on the Court Jesters, click here!

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Friday, August 22, 2014 - 1:00pm

CLARK KELLOGG - APPEARANCE PRESENTED BY METROPCS

Clark "Special K" Kellogg grew up in East Cleveland, Ohio, attended Chambers Elementary, W.H. Kirk Middle School (both in East Cleveland), and St. Joseph's High School in Cleveland, Ohio, and had a high school basketball career generally regarded as the finest in Cleveland history.  Following High School, Kellogg played for Ohio State University, where he earned All-Big Ten Conference and Most Valuable Player honors.  In 1982, Kellogg declared for the NBA draft after his junior year of college, and was the 1st round draft pick of the Indiana Pacers. In his first season he was selected for the NBA All-Rookie Team. He is one of only a handful of rookies in NBA history to average 20 points and 10 rebounds a game. He was much heralded as the next breakout NBA superstar. Converse signed him to an endorsement deal, to release his own Converse "Special K" sneaker. However, he only played three full seasons, and portions of two others, for the Pacers before chronic knee problems forced him to retire. Following his playing career, Kellogg has been the face of college basketball coverage and has partnered with CBS as lead analyst alongside Jim Nance.  Don't miss your chance to meet this former star and current college basketball guru!

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Saturday, August 23, 2014 - 1:00pm

WALTER McCARTY

(ORINALLY SCHEDULED APPEARANCE FOR TONI KUKOC HAS BEEN CANCELLED)

Born in Evansville, Indiana, McCarty played his college ball at the University of Kentucky.  He was an intrical part of the team that won the NCAA Championship in 1996.  In 1994, his made 3-pointer completed Kentucky's 31 point comeback over LSU.  This comeback still stands as the largest second half rally in NCAA history.  Following his great career at Kentucky, he was selected by the New York Knicks with the 19th overall pick in the 1996 NBA Draft.  McCarty was traded to the Celtics in 1997 where he went on to establish career highs in almost every statistical category.  Over the next few years, he became Boston's top option off the bench and became a fan favorite for his hustle and knack for the big play in the crunch. Following his career with the Celtics, he played for the Phoenix Suns and the Los Angeles Clippers.  In 2007, McCarty retired and joined the coaching staff at the University of Louisville under head coach Rick Pitino.  His coaching experience with Louisville and with the Indiana Pacers has led him to his current position as Assistant Coach with the Boston Celtics.  Don't miss your opportunity to meet this former Celtics star!  He will be speaking on his playing career and will follow with an autograph signing.  Don't miss out!

 

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Sunday, August 24, 2014 - ALL DAY

HALL OF FAME FILM SERIES

The Hall of Fame Film Series features a special showing of a basketball documentary, feature film, and other basketball related features.  These films vary in length and are shown in succession throughout the day.  Standard show times are 2:00pm and 4:00pm.  The showings for the day will be posted outside of the Hall of Fame's state-of-the-art 200 seat movie theater.  Come down and enjoy the museum and relax and catch a show!

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Monday, August 25 - Sunday, August 31

TROPHY WEEK

Don't miss your chance to have your photo taken with the Larry O'Brien Championship trophy.  All week long, the NBA Championship Trophy will be on display and available to the public.  Bring a group, bring your friends, or take your best selfie!

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*Plan in advance and book your group visit of 15 people or more by contacting group sales at (413) 231-5513.

*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.

*Are you a performer interested in being part of the 60 Days of Summer?  If so, contact Jason Fiddler, Director of Museum Sales and Operations at (413) 231-5540 or jfiddler@hoophall.com.

*Photos and text courtesy of Wikipedia, NBA.com, cbssports.com, getty images, espn.com, and basketball-reference.com.