The Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame announced today, at NBA All-Star Weekend, eight elite players, coaches and one team as finalists from the North American and Women’s committees to be considered for election in 2014. Hall of Fame finalist recognition is a career highlight for many in the sport of basketball.
Five Direct-Elect Members Announced for the Class of 2014 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 2014. These specific categories were directly elected by distinguished committees focused on preserving all areas from the game of basketball. These direct-elects include Bob Leonard voted in from the American Basketball Association (ABA) Committee, Nat Clifton from the Early African American Pioneers Committee, Sarunas Marciulionis from the International Committee, Guy Rodgers from the Veterans Committee and David Stern from the Contributor Direct Election Committee.
Legendary Player and Coach Alvin Attles To Receive Basketball Hall of Fame’s 2014 John W. Bunn Lifetime Achievement Award
Player, Coach, Executive, Alvin Attles has been selected to receive the 2014 John W. Bunn Lifetime Achievement Award by The Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame, announced today at NBA All-Star weekend.
John Andariese and Joe Gilmartin Named Recipients of Basketball Hall of Fame’s Curt Gowdy Media Award
Famed sportswriter Joe Gilmartin and broadcaster of more than 30 years John Andariese are the 2014 Curt Gowdy Media Award recipients. The two will be acknowledged for their contribution to basketball during the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame Enshrinement events in August in Springfield, Massachusetts.
Basketball Hall of Fame Announces Partnership with Communities in Schools and Leadership Foundations
The Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame announced today during NBA All-Star weekend a partnership with two national organizations, Communities in Schools and Leadership Foundations. The goal of the cause marketing effort is to inspire youth in need towards success through interaction with Hall of Famers and fundraising efforts.