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2016 Basketball Hall of Fame Nominees

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Della9250, Dec 22, 2015.

  1. Della9250

    Della9250 Well-Known Member

    Just a tad bit stronger than the last couple years. I would assume that Shaq and Iverson are first-ballot guys and Izzo and Ryan will be the coaching choices. On the women's side, I would have assumed Sheryl Swoopes would have already been inducted, let alone a first-time nominee in 2015, but whatever.

    I don't envy some of those direct-elect catogries. How the hell do you pick just one out of those groups?

    North American Committee Nominations

    Mark Aguirre (PLA)
    Geese Ausbie (PLA)*
    Bill Bertka (COA)
    Junior Bridgeman* (PLA)
    Irv Brown (REF)
    Maurice Cheeks (PLA)
    Terry Cummings (PLA)
    Lefty Driesell (COA)
    Hugh Evans (REF)*
    Bill Fitch (COA)
    Cotton Fitzsimmons (COA)
    Darell Garretson (REF)*
    A.C. Green (PLA)
    Tim Hardaway (PLA)
    Del Harris (COA)
    Robert Hughes (COA)
    Allen Iverson (PLA)*
    Tom Izzo (COA)*
    Kevin Johnson (PLA)
    Marques Johnson (PLA)
    Bobby Jones (PLA)*
    Jerry “Tiger” Jones (COA)*
    Gene Keady (COA)
    Rollie Massimino (COA)
    George McGinnis (PLA)
    Gary McKnight (COA)*
    John McLendon (COA)*
    Danny Miles (COA)
    Sidney Moncrief (PLA)
    Dick Motta (COA)
    Swen Nater (PLA)
    Shaquille O’Neal (PLA)*
    Mark Price (PLA)
    Glenn Robinson (COA)
    Lee Rose (COA)*
    Bo Ryan (COA)
    Jack Sikma (PLA)
    Steve Smith (COA)*
    Fred Snowden (COA)
    Eddie Sutton (COA)
    Reggie Theus (PLA)
    Rudy Tomjanovich (COA)
    Chris Webber (PLA)
    Paul Westphal (PLA)

    Women’s Committee Nominations
    Leta Andrews (COA)
    Jennifer Azzi (PLA)
    Rebecca Lobo (PLA)
    Muffet McGraw (COA)
    Susie McConnell (PLA)
    Pearl Moore (PLA)*
    Kim Mulkey (COA & PLA)
    Harley Redin (COA)
    Theresa Shank (PLA)
    Marianne Stanley (COA)
    Barbara Stevens (COA)
    Sheryl Swoopes (PLA)*
    Wayland Baptist (TEA)*
    Theresa Weatherspoon (PLA)


    Early African-American Pioneers Committee Nominations
    Clarence “Puggy” Bell
    Sonny Boswell
    Zack Clayton
    Chuck Cooper
    Bill Garrett
    Inman Jackson
    Clarence “Fats” Jenkins
    Bucky Lew
    Dave Minor
    Hudson Oliver
    Cumberland Posey Jr.
    Al “Runt” Pullins
    James “Pappy” Ricks
    Paul Robeson
    Eyre Saitch
    William “Wee Willie” Smith

    International Committee Nominations

    Tal Brody
    Jackie Chazalon
    Vlade Divac
    Nick Galis
    Semen Khalipski
    Vladimir Kondrashin
    Toni Kukoc
    Yao Ming*
    Aldo Ossola
    Amaury Pasos
    Dino Radja
    Manuel Sainz
    Togo Soares
    Ranko Zeravica
    Marcos Leite

    Contributor Committee Nominations

    Marv Albert*
    Al Attles
    Dick Baumgartner*
    Marty Blake
    Vic Bubas
    Wayne Duke*
    Harry Glickman
    Marty Glickman
    Curt Gowdy
    Tim Grgurich
    Mannie Jackson
    Tom Jernstedt
    Johnny “Red” Kerr
    John Kline
    Red Klotz
    Jerry Krause
    Jack McCloskey
    Johnny Most
    Dennis Murphy
    Joe O’Toole
    Billy Packer
    Jerry Reinsdorf
    Zelda Spoelstra
    Jim Valvano
    Donnie Walsh
    Frank Walsh

    Veterans Committee Nominations

    1936 US Olympic Team*
    1964 State Dept Basketball Ambassadors
    Zelmo Beaty
    Ron Boone
    Sid Borgia
    Carl Braun
    Frank Brian
    Joe Caldwell
    Mack Calvin
    Charles Eckman
    Leroy Edwards
    Leo Ferris*
    Clarence “Bevo” Francis
    Buck Freeman
    Donnie Freeman
    Travis Grant
    Bob Grody
    Joe Hammond
    Robert Harrison
    Flo Harvey
    Cam Henderson
    Robert Hopkins
    Lou Hudson
    Warren Jabali
    Jimmy Jones
    Freddie Lewis
    Jim Loscutoff
    Loyola of Chicago
    George McGinnis
    Ray Mears
    Donald Moore*
    Willie Naulls
    John O’Brien
    Philadelphia SPHAS
    Mel Riebe
    Glenn Roberts
    Holcombe Rucker
    Kenny Sailors
    Fred Schaus
    Charlie Scott
    Kenny Sears
    Frank Selvy
    George Senesky
    Paul Seymour
    Charles Siler
    Talvin Skinner
    Ken Suesens
    Tennessee A&I
    Dick Van Arsdale*
    Tom Van Arsdale*
    Willie Wise
    Max Zaslofsky
  2. Huggy

    Huggy Well-Known Member

    I don't follow basketball but Zack Clayton later became a boxing ref , most notably working Ali-Foreman.
  3. heyabbott

    heyabbott Well-Known Member

  4. da man

    da man Well-Known Member

    Kim Mulkey. How is she not already in?
  5. da man

    da man Well-Known Member

    And Robert Hughes, too.
  6. Della9250

    Della9250 Well-Known Member

    I thought initially it had to do with the age-requirement for coaches but that wasn't it. It might be due t the fact that before this season the women's nominees were smaller and they had others to put in first. I don't have a problem with making active coaches when they wait, especially someone who can easily coach for another 15 years like she can.
  7. da man

    da man Well-Known Member

    She should be in the Hall as a college player, too.
  8. Della9250

    Della9250 Well-Known Member

    They are so far behind it's not surprising there's a lot of catching up to do. She was part of the second class (2000) to go in to the Women's Hall, behind the 23 women in the first class, so she was viewed at the time as a top 50 choice at that point in history.
  9. Starman

    Starman Well-Known Member

    Shaq should be automatic. He's the Wilt/Kareem of the 1990s/2000s.

    Rudy T is qualified as an NBA coach and is a borderline-solid pick as a player, so overall he probably ought to go in.

    Lefty and Massimino should probably be in too.

    Jimmy V is borderline-qualified as a coach (although he gets docked a bit for NCAA violations) and his off-court celebrity probably gets him in.

    Barring a stunning late-career collapse, Izzo is an eventual shoo-in, but he can probably wait until some of the old-timers waiting in line get in. As noted in some other cases, he probably has 10 years left to coach.
  10. da man

    da man Well-Known Member

    Oh, so she's already in as a player? Sorry -- I saw that list above and she was listed as (COA & PLA), which led me to believe she was somehow not already in for her playing career.

    Yes, she should be in as a coach, but she isn't near the end, so that can wait.
  11. sgreenwell

    sgreenwell Well-Known Member

    I could see Iverson having some issues getting in, because he's Iverson. He should be a first ballot guy though.

    I wonder how close Webber has gotten; at first I was surprised he wasn't in on the first ballot, but poking at it, not as surprising to me. He was obviously a hell of a player when he was on, but until I looked it up just now, I didn't realize he had only made five All-Star teams, made First Team All-NBA only once, and his highest MVP award finish was fourth. He also only managed 60+ games nine times, with two of those coming in his final Sacramento year and Philly year. He was done by 32.
  12. MisterCreosote

    MisterCreosote Well-Known Member

    Iverson is a lock for the first ballot. His "issues" have always been and remain ridiculously overblown.
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