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Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame Announces Enshrinement Ceremony Presenters 

Tickets still available as over 50 Hall of Famers expected to honor Class of 2013

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. – The Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame announced the list of Hall of Famers who will serve as presenters for the 2013 Enshrinement Ceremony, presented by Nike, on Sunday, September 8th at Springfield Symphony Hall.

Members of the incoming 2013 class for the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame 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 Class of 2013 inductees include nine-time NBA All-Star Gary Payton; seven-time NCAA Final Four coach Rick Pitino; four-time NCAA Final Four coach Jerry Tarkanian; five-time WNBA All-Star Dawn Staley; five-time NCAA Final Four coach Guy Lewis; four-time NBA All-Star Bernard King; three-time National Coach of the Year Sylvia Hatchell; ABA legend Roger Brown; early African-American pioneer Dr. E.B. Henderson; Brazilian scoring machine Oscar Schmidt; six-time NBA All-Star Richard Guerin and former President of USA Basketball and NBA Deputy Commissioner Russ Granik.

2013 Inductees and Presenters

Roger Brown, presented by Hall of Fame players Reggie Miller (’12) & Mel Daniels (’12)

Sylvia Hatchell, presented by Hall of Fame coach Hubie Brown (’05) & Hall of Fame player Nancy Lieberman (’96)

Russ Granik, presented by Hall of Fame contributor Jerry Colangelo (’04)

Richie Guerin, presented by Hall of Fame players Bob Cousy (’71) & John Havlicek (’84)

Dr. E.B. Henderson, presented by Hall of Fame contributor Jerry Colangelo (’04)

Bernard King, presented by Hall of Fame player Dominique Wilkins (’06)

Guy Lewis, presented by Hall of Fame players Hakeem Olajuwon (’08) & Clyde Drexler (’04)

Gary Payton, presented by Hall of Fame players John Stockton (’09) & George Gervin (’96)

Rick Pitino, presented by Hall of Fame contributor Dick Vitale (’08) & Hall of Fame coach Hubie Brown (’05)

Oscar Schmidt, presented by Hall of Fame player Larry Bird (’98)

Dawn Staley, presented by Hall of Fame players Teresa Edwards (’11) & Katrina McClain (’12)

Jerry Tarkanian, presented by Hall of Fame player Bill Walton (’93) & Hall of Fame coach Pete Carril (’97)

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.

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 and high school, for both men and women on the global stage.
 
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