Tuesday
Feb172015

Sixteen Candidates Announced for First-Ever Karl Malone Award

The Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame announced today the sixteen watch list members for the 2015 Karl Malone Power Forward of the Year Award. Named after Hall of Famer and two-time NBA Most Valuable Player Karl Malone, the annual honor in its inaugural year recognizes the top power forwards in Division I men’s college basketball. A national committee comprised of top college basketball personnel determined the watch list of 16 candidates.

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Monday
Feb162015

Fifteen Candidates Announced for First-Ever Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Award

The Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame announced today the fifteen watch list members for the 2015 Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Center of the Year Award. Named after Hall of Famer and three-time NCAA Champion Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, the annual honor in its inaugural year recognizes the top centers in men’s college basketball. The watch list of 15 candidates was determined by a national committee comprised of top college basketball personnel.

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Monday
Feb162015

Over 20 Hall of Famers and Sports Legends Set to Attend the Inaugural Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame Charity Golf Classic in Naples, FL

The Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame announced the Hall of Famers and Sports Celebrities participating in the inaugural Basketball Hall of Fame Charity Golf Classic that will take place at Tiburon Golf Club in Naples, FL February 16-17, 2015.

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Saturday
Feb142015

Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame Announces Twelve Finalists for 2015 Election

The Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame announced today, at NBA All-Star Weekend, six elite players, five outstanding coaches and one iconic referee as finalists from the North American and Women’s committees to be considered for election in 2015. This year’s list includes nine first-time finalists: 39-year NBA referee Dick Bavetta, two-time College Coach of the Year John Calipari, two-time NBA Coach of the Year Bill Fitch, all-time winningest boys high school coach Robert Hughes, eight-time NBA All-Star Dikembe Mutombo, four-time Division III national champion coach Bo Ryan, seven-time NBA All-Star Jo Jo White, the all-time winningest high school coach Leta Andrews and three-time WNBA MVP Lisa Leslie. Previous finalists included again this year for consideration are five-time NBA All-Star Tim Hardaway, four-time NBA All-Star Spencer Haywood and three-time NBA All-Star Kevin Johnson.

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Saturday
Feb142015

Five Direct-Elect Members Announced for the Class of 2015 by the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame

The Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame announced today the first five members of the Class of 2015. These specific categories were directly elected by distinguished committees focused on preserving all areas from the game of basketball. These Direct-Elects include Louie Dampier voted in from the American Basketball Association (ABA) Committee, Lindsay Gaze from the International Committee, Tom Heinsohn from the Veterans Committee, John Isaacs from the Early African American Pioneers Committee, and George Raveling from the Contributor Direct Election Committee.

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