Friday, December 29, 2023

SPRINGFIELD, MASS – The Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame announced the addition of two first-time nominees for the Class of 2024. Anfernee “Penny” Hardaway, the current men’s basketball coach at the University of Memphis, and the late Walter Davis are both North America Nominees (Players), joining several other high-profile first-time candidates, including the 2008 U.S. Olympic Men’s Basketball Team (“Redeem Team”), Vince Carter, Seimone Augustus, Bill Laimbeer, Rick Barnes, Mike Fratello, andPenny Taylor.


Finalists from the Honor’s Committee for the Class of 2024 will be announced on Friday, February 16, in Indianapolis, Indiana, during NBA All-Star Weekend. The entire Class of 2024 will be unveiled during the NCAA Final Four in Phoenix, Arizona, on Saturday, April 6, in a nationally televised broadcast.


Updated North America Nominees

* Indicates First-Time Nominee

2008 U.S. Olympic Redeem Team (TEA)*

Rick Barnes (COA)*

John Beilein (COA)

Chauncey Billups (PLA)

Vince Carter (PLA)*

Tom Chambers (PLA)

John Clougherty (REF)

Michael Cooper (PLA)

Joey Crawford (REF)

Terry Cummings (PLA)

Jack Curran (COA)

Walter Davis (PLA)*

Bobby Dibler (REF)*

Don Donoher (COA)*

Robert Foley (COA)*

Mike Gminski (PLA)*

Anfernee Hardaway (PLA)*

Lou Henson (COA)

Marques Houtman (PLA)*

Marques Johnson (PLA)

Marv Kessler (COA)*

Bill Laimbeer (PLA)*

Jim Larranaga (COA)

Mike Leonardo (COA)*

Maurice Lucas (PLA)

Shawn Marion (PLA)

Rollie Massimino (COA)

Bill Morse (COA)*

Dick Motta (COA)

Jack Nagle (COA)*

Jim Phelan (COA)

Bo Ryan (COA)

Charles Smith (COA)*

Stan Spirou (COA)

Reggie Theus (PLA)

Jerry Welsh (COA)*

Buck Williams (PLA)

John Williamson (PLA)

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About the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame

Located in Springfield, Massachusetts, the city where basketball was born, the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame is an independent non-profit 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to promoting, preserving, and celebrating the game of basketball at every level – men and women, amateur and professional players, coaches, and contributors, both domestically and internationally. The Hall of Fame Museum is home to more than 400 inductees and over 40,000 square feet of basketball history. Nearly 200,000 people visit the Hall of Fame Museum each year to learn about the game, experience the interactive exhibits, and test their skills on the Jerry Colangelo "Court of Dreams." Best known for its annual marquee Enshrinement Ceremony honoring the game’s elite, the Hall of Fame also operates over 70 high school and collegiate competitions annually throughout the country and abroad. For more information on the Basketball Hall of Fame organization, its museum, and events, visit, follow @hoophall, @hoophallu, @hoophallclassic, or call 1-877-4HOOPLA.