Friday
Jul252014

Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame Renews Partnership with the Insurance Office of America

The Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame announced today that it has renewed its partnership with Insurance Office of America (IOA), which will once again be the Official Insurance Agency of the Basketball Hall of Fame. IOA will be a premium sponsor of all 2014 Enshrinement events alongside Mohegan Sun, Panini, MassMutual Financial Group, Haggar Clothing, Los Angeles Lakers, Miami Heat and the Miami Heat Charitable Fund. IOA will also be a presenting sponsor at the third annual Jerry Colangelo Basketball Hall of Fame Golf Classic in Phoenix, AZ on September 25 and 26 at the Wigwam Arizona.

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Thursday
Jul032014

Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame Announces Schedule for the 60 Days of Summer Event 

The Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame announced today that it will be hosting 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, giveaway days and much more.

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Wednesday
Jul022014

Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame Partners with the Leadership Foundations, Community in Schools and One by One Leadership Foundation for its Inaugural Charity Golf Classic

The Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame announced today the details regarding the inaugural Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame Charity Golf Classic that will take place at Tiburon Golf Club in Naples, FL. Proceeds from the golf event will benefit established charities that have partnered with the Basketball Hall of Fame.

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Thursday
Jun262014

The Basketball Community Mourns the Passing of Lidia Alexeeva

SPRINGFIELD, MA – The basketball community mourns the passing of Lidia Alexeeva, 2012 Hall of Fame inductee and one of the most successful coaches in International basketball history.   “Lidia was one of the pioneers in International basketball and is a symbol of the sport’s popularity all over the world,” said John L. Doleva, President and CEO of the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame. “We are very saddened by the news of her passing and send our condolences to her friends, family and all who were blessed to be coached by her.”   Alexeeva led the Soviet Union National Team as head coach to gold medals in the 1976 and 1980 Olympic Games and had four FIBA World Championship titles (1967, 1971, 1975, 1983), four World University games gold medals, 10 European Championships and 17 USSR National Championships. As a player, she won four European Championships (1950, 1952, 1954, 1956). She remained undefeated in International play as a coach for more than 17 years.

Monday
Jun162014

Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame Partners with University of Louisville to Host Basketball Hall of Fame Shootout

SPRINGFIELD, MA – The Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame announced today that it has partnered with the University of Louisville to host the Basketball Hall of Fame Shootout at the KFC Yum! Center in Louisville, Kentucky on Saturday, December 27th. The in-state rivals will battle it out with a portion of the proceeds benefitting the non-profit Basketball Hall of Fame in Springfield, Massachusetts.  The game will be broadcast on ESPN2.
 
“The Louisville and Kentucky rivalry is one of the best in college basketball.” said John L. Doleva, President and CEO of the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame. “It’s an honor to be a part of this event and we are thankful for the continued support.”
 
This game will mark the 48th meeting between the two teams. 
 
The University of Louisville will manage the Basketball Hall of Fame Shootout this upcoming December. Tickets will be handled by Louisville as they would for any other men’s basketball home game and it will be a part of the Cardinals’ season ticket package.
 
The significant contribution from this game will help the Basketball Hall of Fame in its on-going efforts to preserve and promote the game at all levels.
 
About the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame:
Located in Springfield, Massachusetts, the city where basketball was invented, the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame promotes and preserves the game of basketball at every level – professional, collegiate, men and women.