Class of 2022 will be Enshrined on Saturday, September 10 in Springfield, Mass.
Springfield, Mass. – The Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame is pleased to announce additional details regarding Enshrinement Weekend for the Class of 2022. The Enshrinement process will conclude with the Enshrinement Ceremony on Saturday, September 10 in Springfield, Mass. – the Birthplace of Basketball. The Class was revealed in April and includes a total of 16 honorees.
This year’s class includes nine honorees from the North American and Women’s committees: two-time NBA All-Star and four-time NBA champion Manu Ginobili, five-time NBA All-Star Tim Hardaway, two-time NCAA National Coach of the Year Bob Huggins, the NBA’s sixth-winningest coach of all-time George Karl and longtime NBA referee Hugh Evans. On the women’s side, the Hall of Fame is proud to welcome five-time WNBA All-Star, three-time WNBA Champion, and two-time Olympic Gold Medalist Lindsay Whalen, four-time WNBA All-Star and two-time Olympic gold medalist Swin Cash and NCAA national champion and WNBA Coach of the Year Marianne Stanley.
Distinguished committees focused on preserving all areas from the game also selected eight directly elected enshrines. They include Lou Hudson from the Veterans Committee, Larry Costello and Del Harris from the Contributor Committee, Theresa Shank-Grentz from the Women’s Veterans Committee, Radivoj Korac from the International Committee, and Wyatt “Sonny” Boswell, Inman Jackson, and Albert “Runt” Pullins from the Early African American Pioneers Committee.
Enshrinement Weekend will begin at Mohegan Sun on Friday, September 9 with the headlining Tip-Off Celebration and Awards Gala. The Class of 2022 and over 50 returning Hall of Famers will then journey to Springfield, Mass. for the annual celebratory events taking place at the newly renovated Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame and Springfield’s Symphony Hall. Details of the schedule of events for Enshrinement 2022 are as follows:
Friday, September 9
Class of 2022 Autograph Session at Mohegan Sun (Uncasville, CT)
Meet the Class of 2022 at their first public Enshrinement Weekend event! A ticket to this event will give you the opportunity to receive one autograph per class member.
Enshrinement 2022 Press Conference Media Availability at Mohegan Sun (Uncasville, CT)
The official media availability for the Hall of Fame Class of 2022. This availability is only open to credentialed members of the media, along with VIP Package ticket holders and will be held at Mohegan Sun.
Enshrinement Tip-Off Celebration and Awards Gala at Mohegan Sun (Uncasville, CT)
5:30 PM – 10:00 PM
The Class of 2022, along with the Hall’s prestigious annual award winners, will be celebrated at this televised Enshrinement event at Mohegan Sun. This event will include the awarding of the Class of 2022 rings presented by Baron Championship Rings and the presentation of the Class of 2022 Hall of Fame jackets presented by Reveal Suits. The program will additionally highlight the presentation of the Hall's annual John Bunn Lifetime Achievement Award, the Mannie Jackson: Basketball's Human Spirit Award and the Curt Gowdy Media Awards.
Saturday, September 10
Enshrinement Ceremony VIP Reception at the Basketball Hall of Fame (Springfield, MA)
3:30 PM – 5:30 PM
Toast the incoming Hall of Fame Class of 2022 at the Basketball Hall of Fame prior to the sport’s ultimate recognition. The party is limited to those select ticket holders for the Enshrinement Ceremony. Shuttle service between the Hall of Fame and Symphony Hall will be provided.
Enshrinement Ceremony Red Carpet Show at Symphony Hall (Springfield, MA)
6:00 PM – 7:00 PM
The Class of 2022, returning Hall of Famers, as well as many of the sport’s icons walk the red carpet in a live television broadcast outside Symphony Hall. This show sets the stage for the Enshrinement Ceremony.
Enshrinement Ceremony at Symphony Hall (Springfield, MA)
7:00 PM – 10:00 PM
One of the most elite nights on the basketball calendar each year, the Hall of Fame Class of 2022 will be formally enshrined into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in a nationally televised ceremony. The stars of basketball all come together to celebrate the next group of the sport’s iconic figures.
NBATV will have live and exclusive coverage of Enshrinement 2022 and more details will be available at a later date. For more information and the latest updates, visit The Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame :: Enshrinement 2022 (hoophall.com) or follow @hoophall on Twitter and Instagram. Credential applications for media members will be available at Hoophall.com/media as of August 8.
About the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame:
Located in Springfield, Massachusetts, the city where basketball was born, the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame is an independent non-profit 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to promoting, preserving and celebrating the game of basketball at every level – men and women, amateur and professional players, coaches and contributors, both domestically and internationally. The Hall of Fame museum is home to more than 400 inductees and over 40,000 square feet of basketball history. Nearly 200,000 people visit the Hall of Fame museum each year to learn about the game, experience the interactive exhibits and test their skills on the Jerry Colangelo "Court of Dreams." Best known for its annual marquee Enshrinement Ceremony honoring the game’s elite, the Hall of Fame also operates over 70 high school and collegiate competitions annually throughout the country and abroad. For more information on the Basketball Hall of Fame organization, its museum and events, visit www.hoophall.com, follow @hoophall or call 1-877-4HOOPLA. #22HoopClass