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Statement from Basketball Hall of Fame President & CEO John Doleva on the Class of 2020 Announcement

Mar 19, 2020 - “The Class of 2020 was originally scheduled to be revealed at the NCAA Men’s Final Four, and while our broadcast location has changed, we’re excited to still be revealing this year’s class on Saturday, April 4th at 12 p.m. ET on ESPN. As previously announced, tickets for the 2020 Enshrinement festivities will be available for purchase at noon on April 4th via This plan is subject to change as we, like many others in the sports and entertainment industry, will be monitoring the COVID-19 situation closely in the coming weeks. As a reminder, our museum in Springfield remains closed until May 1st. As always, the health and safety of our Hall of Famers, fans and staff is of the utmost importance. We look forward to coming together to celebrate the Class of 2020 when it is determined safe to do so.”

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Basketball Hall of Fame & Women’s Basketball Coaches Association Announce Five Finalists for 2020 Lisa Leslie Award

Mar 13, 2020 - Springfield, Mass. — The Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame and the Women’s Basketball Coaches Association announced today the five finalists for the 2020 Lisa Leslie Award. Named after the three-time All-American,1994 National Player of the Year and Class of 2015 Hall of Famer, the annual award in its third year recognizes the top centers in women’s NCAA Division I college basketball.

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Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame to Reopen May 1st Following $20+ Million Renovation

Mar 13, 2020 - SPRINGFIELD, MASS. – As previously announced, the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame is currently closed during the final phase of its $23+ million refurbishment of the museum which launched last year. The museum has been closed to the public since February 3rd and was expected to reopen March 25th. The grand re-opening has now been rescheduled for Friday, May 1st due to escalating concerns related to the spread of COVID-19.

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