SPRINGFIELD, MA – September 8, 2009 – The Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame today announced the list of Hall of Fame players and coaches who will serve as presenters for the Enshrinement Ceremony of the Class of 2009, to be staged this Friday, September 11, 2009 in Springfield, Massachusetts.
- Presenting Coach C. Vivian Stringer will be Hall of Fame Coach John Chaney
- Presenting Coach Jerry Sloan will be Hall of Fame player Charles Barkley
- Presenting John Stockton will be Hall of Fame player Isiah Thomas
- Presenting David Robinson will be Hall of Fame Coach Larry Brown and Hall of Fame player George Gervin
- Presenting Michael Jordan will be Hall of Fame player David Thompson
As tradition suggests, the incoming class for the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame enshrinement ceremony was asked to select a previous inductee to accompany and present the new member of the Basketball Hall of Fame to his or her peers. The choice is solely the decision of the incoming Hall of Famer. The enshrinement ceremony for the Basketball Hall of Fame will be celebrated this Friday, September 11, 2009 at the Springfield Symphony Hall with coverage beginning at 6:30pm (ET) on ESPN. (Check local listings).