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Monday
Jan072013

The Official Class of 2013 Ballot Nominees from the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame

The following is a listing of nominees for the Class of 2013.  Join the conversation on Twitter - follow @Hoophall and use #BHOFBallot


North American Nominations (31)
From this list, a candidate needs seven of nine votes from the North American committee to become a finalist.  Finalists will be announced in February at the NBA All-Star Game.
Johnny Bach
Dick Bavetta
Gene Bess
Maurice Cheeks
Jack Curran
Bobby Dandridge
Lefty Driesell
Bill Fitch
Cotton Fitzsimmons
Travis Grant
Tim Hardaway
Spencer Haywood
Robert Hughes
Kevin Johnson
Marques Johnson (First-Time Nominee)
Gene Keady
Bernard King
Guy Lewis
Danny Miles
William “Speedy” Morris (First-Time Nominee)
Dick Motta
Curly Neal
Gary Payton (First-Time Nominee)
Rick Pitino
Mitch Richmond
Paul Silas
Eddie Sutton
Jerry Tarkanian
Rudy Tomjanovich
Paul Westphal
Gary Williams

Women Nominations (12)
From this list, a candidate needs five of seven votes from the North American committee to become a finalist.  Finalists will be announced in February at the NBA All-Star Game.
Leta Andrews
Jennifer Azzi
Laurie Byrd (First-Time Nominee)
Kathy Delaney-Smith
Sylvia Hatchell
Rebecca Lobo
Muffet McGraw (First-Time Nominee)
Kim Mulkey
Harley Redin
Theresa Shank
Dawn Staley
Theresa Weatherspoon

ABA (14)
The ABA Committee can vote in one candidate from this list as a Direct Elect into the Class of 2013.  This Direct Elect will be announced in February at the NBA All-Star Game.
Zelmo Beaty
Ron Boone
Roger Brown
Mack Calvin
Louie Dampier
Donnie Freeman
Warren Jabali
Jimmy Jones
Bob “Slick” Leonard
Freddie Lewis
George McGinnis
Dennis Murphy (First-Time Nominee)
Charlie Scott
Willie Wise

Early African-American Pioneers (17)
The Early African-American Pioneer Committee can vote in one candidate from this list as a Direct Elect into the Class of 2013.  This Direct Elect will be announced in February at the NBA All-Star Game.
Clarence Bell
Wyatt Boswell
Zack Clayton
Nat Clifton
Chuck Cooper
Edwin Henderson
Johnny Issacs
Inman Jackson
Clarence Jenkins
Bucky Lew
Hudson Oliver
Cumberland Posey
Al Pullins
James Ricks
Paul Robeson
Eyre Saitch
William Smith

Veterans (25)
The Veterans Committee can vote in one candidate from this list as a Direct Elect into the Class of 2013.  This Direct Elect will be announced in February at the NBA All-Star Game.
Carl Braun
Charles Eckman
Leroy Edwards
Clarence “Bevo” Francis
Buck Freeman
Richie Guerin
Bobby Hall
Joe Hammond (First-Time Nominee)
Robert Harrison
Cam Henderson
Robert Hopkins
Johnny Kerr
Bobby Knight**
Jim Loscutoff
Loyola of Chicago
Willie Naulls
Philadelphia SPHAS (First-Time Nominee)
Mel Riebe
Glenn Roberts
Guy Rodgers
Holcombe Rucker
Ken Seusens
Paul Seymour
Tennessee A&I
Max Zaslofsky
**To avoid confusion, this is a different individual than Robert M. Knight (Class of 1991)


International (13)
The International Committee can vote in one candidate from this list as a Direct Elect into the Class of 2013.  This Direct Elect will be announced in February at the NBA All-Star Game.
Mickey Berkowitz
Tal Brody
Jackie Chazalon
Vlade Divac
Nick Galis
Lindsay Gaze
Vladimir Kondrashin
Sarunas Marciulionis
Amaury Pasos
Manuel Sainz
Oscar Schmidt
Togo Soares
Ranko Zeravica

Contributor (21)
The Contributor Committee can vote in one candidate from this list as a Direct Elect into the Class of 2013.  This Direct Elect will be announced in February at the NBA All-Star Game.
Al Attles
Ed Bilik
Marty Blake
Vic Bubas
Ken Cochran (First-Time Nominee)
Harry Glickman (First-Time Nominee)
Curt Gowdy
Russ Granik (First-Time Nominee)
Del Harris (First-Time Nominee)
Tom Jernstedt
John Kline
Red Klotz
Jerry Krause
Johnny Most
Billy Packer
George Raveling
Jerry Reinsdorf (First-Time Nominee)
Gene Shue
Jim Valvano
Donnie Walsh
Frank Walsh (First-Time Nominee)

The Finalist and Direct Elect announcements will take place on Friday, February 15th.