Tickets still available as over 50 Hall of Famers expected to honor Class of 2012
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. – The Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame announced the list of Hall of Fame players and coaches who will serve as presenters for the 2012 Enshrinement Ceremony, presented by Nike Basketball, on Friday, September 7th at Springfield Symphony Hall.
Members of the incoming 2012 class for the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame enshrinement ceremony were 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. Over 50 Hall of Famers are expected to be in attendance for this year’s ceremony including all presenters.
The 12-member Class of 2012 inductees includes five-time NBA All-Star Reggie Miller; all-time winningest coach in NBA History Don Nelson; NCAA basketball official Hank Nichols; three-time Naismith Award winner Ralph Sampson; three-time NBA All-Star Jamaal Wilkes; first women’s professional basketball team All American Red Heads; two-time Olympic Gold medalist Katrina McClain; early African-American pioneer Don Barksdale; International coaching legend Lidia Alexeeva; ABA/NBA superstar Mel Daniels; seven-time NBA All-Star Chet Walker; and one of the most significant contributors to the game of basketball Phil Knight.
2012 Inductees and Presenters
All American Redheads, presented by Hall of Fame player Teresa Edwards (’11)
Lidia Alexeeva (will not be present)
Don Barksdale, presented by Hall of Fame player Bob Cousy (’71)
Mel Daniels, presented by Hall of Fame players Wayne Embry (’99) & Artis Gilmore (’11)
Phil Knight, presented by Hall of Fame player Michael Jordan (’09) and Hall of Fame coach John Thompson (’99)
Katrina McClain, presented by Hall of Fame players Teresa Edwards (’11) & Julius Erving (’93) and Hall of Fame coach C. Vivian Stringer (’09)
Hank Nichols, presented by Hall of Fame contributor Hubie Brown (’05)
Don Nelson, presented by Hall of Fame players Chris Mullin (’11), Bob Lanier (‘92) and Satch Sanders (’11)
Reggie Miller, presented by Hall of Fame players Cheryl Miller (’95), Charles Barkley (’06) & Earvin “Magic” Johnson (’02)
Ralph Sampson, presented by Hall of Fame players Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (’95), Julius Erving (‘93) and Charles Barkley (’06)
Chet Walker, presented by Hall of Fame players Billy Cunningham (’86), Earl Monroe (’90), Adrian Dantley (’08) and Isiah Thomas (’00)
Jamaal Wilkes, presented by Hall of Fame players Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (’95), Earvin “Magic” Johnson (’02), Rick Barry (’87) and Bill Walton (’93)
For more information on Enshrinement Tickets, please call the Basketball Hall of Fame’s Ticket Office at (413) 231-5540. Different levels are available. Each ticket price includes a tax-deductible donation to benefit the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame, Inc., a 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization.
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