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!
Monday, June 30, 2014
Tuesday, July 1, 2014
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!
Thursday, July 3, 2014
Friday, July 4, 2014
Saturday, July 5, 2014
Sunday, July 6, 2014
Monday, July 7, 2014
Tuesday, July 8, 2014 - 1:00pm
MITCH RICHMOND - 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!
Wednesday, July 9, 2014 - 1:00pm
GARY WILLIAMS - 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!
Thursday, July 10, 2014 - 1:00pm
NOLAN RICHARDSON - 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.
Friday, July 11, 2014
Saturday, July 12, 2014 - 1:00pm
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!
Sunday, July 13, 2014 - 1:00pm
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!
Monday, July 14, 2014
Tuesday, July 15, 2014
Wednesday, July 16, 2014
Thursday, July 17, 2014
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!
Saturday, July 19, 2014 - 1:00pm
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!
Sunday, July 20, 2014
Monday, July 21, 2014
Tuesday, July 22, 2014
Wednesday, July 23, 2014
Thursday, July 24, 2014
Friday, July 25, 2014
Saturday, July 26, 2014 - 1:00pm
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!
Sunday, July 27, 2014 - 1:00pm
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.
Monday, July 28, 2014
Tuesday, July 29, 2014
Wednesday, July 30, 2014
Thursday, July 31, 2014
Friday, August 1, 2014 - 1:00pm
JOE ANDRUZZI - NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS
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.
Saturday, August 2, 2014 - 1:00pm
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.
Sunday, August 3, 2014
Monday, August 4, 2014
Tuesday, August 5, 2014
Wednesday, August 6, 2014
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.
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.
Saturday, August 9, 2014
Sunday, August 10, 2014
Monday, August 11, 2014 - 1:00PM
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!
Tuesday, August 12, 2014
Wednesday, August 13, 2014
Thursday, August 14, 2014
Friday, August 15, 2014 - 1:00PM
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!
Saturday, August 16, 2014 - 1:00pm
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!
Sunday, August 17, 2014 - 1:00pm
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.
Monday, August 18, 2014
Tuesday, August 19, 2014
Wednesday, August 20, 2014
Thursday, August 21, 2014
Friday, August 22, 2014 - 1:00pm
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!
Saturday, August 23, 2014 - 1:00pm
Kukoč was renowned for his versatility and passing ability; although his natural position was small forward, he played all five positions on the court with prowess and demonstrated court vision and an outside shooting touch that were seldom found in players of his height. After a highly successful period in European basketball, Kukoč was one of the first established European stars to play in the NBA. Prior to his career in the NBA, his heavily decorated European career included being a three time Euroleague champion, two time EuroBasket champion, four time Yugoslav League champion, two time Yugoslav Cup champion, Italian League champion, Coppa Italia champion, three time Croatian Sportsman of the Year, FIBA World champion, FIBA World Championship MVP, three time Euroleague Final Four MVP, four time Mr. Europa Player of the Year, five time Euroscar Player of the Year, EuroBasket MVP, one of FIBA's 50 Greatest Players, and one of the 50 Greatest Euroleague Contributors. Following his European Career, Kukoc was drafted by the Chicago Bulls where he went on to earn a spot on the NBA All-Rookie Second Team. His dominance continued as he was the NBA Sixth Man of the Year in 1996, which began his run of three straight NBA Championships. Don't miss your chance to meet this international superstar and NBA legend!
Sunday, August 24, 2014
Monday, August 25, 2014
Tuesday, August 26, 2014
Wednesday, August 27, 2014
Thursday, August 28, 2014
Friday, August 29, 2014
Saturday, August 30, 2014
Sunday, August 31, 2014
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