Tickets still available as over 50 Hall of Famers expected to honor Class of 2011
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. –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 2001 Enshrinement Ceremony, presented by NIKE, for the Class of 2011, on Friday, August 12 at Springfield Symphony Hall.
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. Over 50 Hall of Famers are once again expected to attend this year’s ceremony including all presenters.
The Class of 2011 inductees include former NBA star and 1992 Dream Team member Chris Mullin; five-time NBA champion Dennis Rodman; ABA/NBA legend Artis Gilmore; four-time NCAA women’s coach of the year Tara VanDerveer; four-time Olympic gold medalist Teresa Edwards; European star Arvydas Sabonis; all-time NCAA wins leader Herb Magee; eight-time NBA champion Tom “Satch” Sanders; coaching legend Tex Winter; and former Harlem Globetrotter Reece “Goose” Tatum, who will be honored posthumously.
2011 Inductees and Presenters
Tara VanDerveer, presented by Hall of Fame Coach Jody Conradt (’98)
Dennis Rodman, presented by Hall of Fame Coach Phil Jackson (’07)
Artis Gilmore, presented by Hall of Fame Player Julius Erving (’93)
Herb Magee, presented by Hall of Fame Coach Dr. Jack Ramsay (’92)
Tex Winter, presented by Hall of Fame Coach Phil Jackson (’07)
Reece “Goose” Tatum, presented by Hall of Fame Players Marques Haynes (’98) & Meadowlark Lemon (’03)
Teresa Edwards, presented by Hall of Fame Players Ann Meyers (’93) & Charles Barkley (’06)
Arvydas Sabonis, presented by Hall of Fame Player Bill Walton (’93)
Tom “Satch” Sanders, presented by Hall of Fame Player Tom Heinsohn (’86)
Chris Mullin, presented by Hall of Fame Coach Lou Carnesecca (’92)
For more information on Enshrinement Tickets, please call the Basketball Hall of Fame’s Ticket Office at (413) 231-5540. Different levels are available – as outlined on page 3 – ranging from $1,000 VIP tickets to $99. 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.