NBA TV, NBA.com and CBS College Sports Network to Broadcast the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame’s Class of 2010 Announcement
NBA TV, NBA.com and CBS College Sports Network will provide coverage of the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame’s Class of 2010 Press Conference live from Indianapolis, IN. on Monday, April 5 at 11:00am Eastern Time.
The Class of 2010 will be announced in front of a live audience of media members and VIP guests. The press conference will include news and updates from the Basketball Hall of Fame President & CEO, John L. Doleva, including recognition of this year’s award winners for the Morgan Wooten Lifetime Achievement Awards, The Bob Cousy Award Presented by The Hartford, plus Hall of Famer Wayne Embry will announce this year’s finalists for the Mannie Jackson’s Basketball Human Spirit Award.
The Class announcement will include remarks by the Chairman of the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame, Jerry Colangelo with Jim Nantz of CBS Sports as the master of ceremonies.
On February 12th, nineteen nominees were named as finalists for the Class of 2010. The pool of finalists include twelve nominees from the North American Committee, Jerry Buss, Robert Hurley, Sr., Dennis Johnson, Bernard King, Karl Malone, Chris Mullin, Don Nelson, Scottie Pippen, Jamaal Wilkes, Tex Winter, 1960 US Olympic Men’s Basketball Team and the 1992 US Olympic Men’s Basketball Team. Cynthia Cooper, Harley Redin and the All-American Red Heads represent the nominees from the Women’s Committee, Richard Guerin and Gus Johnson from the Veteran’s Committee, and the International Committee finalists are represented by Vladimir Kondrashin and Maciel “Ubiratan” Pereira.