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.  
Thursday
May292014

The Hall of Fame Mourns the Loss of Bob Houbregs, Class of 1987  

The basketball community lost Bob Houbregs, Hall of Fame Class of 1987 and record-setter at the University of Washington, on May 28th at 82 years old.

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Thursday
May012014

Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame Announces 2014 Tip-Off Tournament Schedule 

The Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame announced today the field of teams and brackets for the 2014 Tip-Off Tournament. The annual NCAA men’s exempt tournament sponsored by the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference will take place Saturday, November 22 and Sunday, November 23 at Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Connecticut highlighted by eight schools in two four-team brackets.

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Tuesday
Apr292014

Basketball Hall of Fame Statement by Mannie Jackson

Hall of Fame Statement by Mannie Jackson

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