Divacities, Jack Sikma, Teresa Weatherspoon, Sidney Moncrief, Paul Westfal and Bill Fitch were among the 12 inductors named for the Basketball Memorial Hall of Fame Naismith on Saturday. Jones 1957-59 Tennessee A & I Men's Team and Wayland Flying Queens Women's Baptist program were also included in the 2019 class with an announcement made at the NCAA Final Four in Minneapolis.
A class will be affiliated with the Nasmith Memorial Hall of Fame basketball in Springfield, Mass., On Sept. 6.
Divac, who was elected through the International Committee, is currently the Director General of the Sacramento Kings. He had a historic FIBA card in addition to the 16-season game in the NBA, mainly from Los Angeles Lakers and Kings. He is one of seven NBA players with 1
"I am overwhelmed with this honor," Divac said in a statement by the kings. "As a young man, I would never have believed that I was given this great sport. Basketball took care of me for most of my life, and I always did everything I can to return to this special community. I was an unforgettable trip and I want to thank my family for their support. "
Sikma, a three-time All-America selection in Illinois Wesleyan, helped Seattle SuperSonics in their first NBA finals in the 1907 season 78. In their second season, the seven-time All-Star went even better. , because Sonics won his first NBA title. He is the only center in the history of the NBA, who led the percentage of free throw (.922).
Weatherspoon is the only WNBA All-Star and two-time defender of the year who won the NCAA Louisiana Tech in 1988. The two-time All-America selection also won the gold medal at the Seoul Olympics in 1988
After her game card, in which she became the first WNBA player to reach 1000 points and 1000 assistants, she led her alma mater head coach from 2009-14, having made 99-71 records, managing Lady Techsters to two NCAA tournament performances.
One of the best defenders in the history of the NBA, Moncrief has played 10 of his 11 Seasons of Milwaukee Bucks, and he was the only All-Star and two-time defensive player of the year. He was a four-time player in the All-NBA second team and the first All-NBA team in 1982-83, before his chronic problems, reduced his career.
Westphal was the only All-Star and was named the First All-NBA team in three seasons. He won the Boston Celtics Championship in 1974 before helping Phoenix Sons reach the NBA Finals in 1976. As a trainer, he went 318-279 with a trip to the NBA finals and two semi-finals of the sun conference.
Fitch won 944 games in his NBA coaching career, including the Celtics title in 1981. NBA's two-time trainer has taken mass reconstruction projects at all his NBA stops, explaining his 1,106 losses and .460 winnings in the car. interest. In addition to Celtics, he also trained expansion Cleveland Cavaliers, X'Stone Rockets, New Jersey Nets and LA Clippers, and he took all the teams to the playoffs.
Cooper, the first African-American developed in the history of the NBA, was chosen as a specially elected Early-African American Pioneer Committee. He had an average of 6.7 points and 5.9 selections, playing for Celtics, Milwaukee Hawks, St. Louis Hawks and Fort Wayne Pistons from 1950-56.
Cooper, who died in 1984 at the age of 57, also played the season for Harlem Globetrotters as Harlem Mage in 1956 before leaving basketball forever.
82-year-old Etles, patriarch of the Golden State Warrius, a former trainer and guardian, was elected as a member. He was involved in health care at this year's NBA and recently left the hospital and returned home to his residence in Auckland.
Brown, the guard, played 13 seasons at the NBA and was named the successive star games (1953-) 57) as a member of the New York City Nix. He retired as a leader in the team at 10,449 points, which still holds the spot. He died in 2010 at the age of 82 years.
Jones, the striker, was the first NBA defensive team eight times with Philadelphia 76ers and twice was the first team of ABA All-Defensive. In 941 matches between the NBA and the Aba, he scored an average of 20.2 points, 10 qualifiers and 4.5 transfers per game. He was a member of the Philadelphia Championship team in 1983.
The Tennessee A & I teams of 1957-59 seasons, coach John McLendon, were the first teams in college in any division to win three consecutive championships – winning the NAIA tournament. The first two seasons before coinciding with the title of the NCAA tournament for men.
Wayland Baptist Letti Quince, coach Harley Redin, won 131 consecutive games from 1953-58. The program, which was the first four-year college to provide a full scholarship for 13 women, also received 19 titles – 10 AAUs and nine WNITs.
Adrian Voinarovsky, Tim McMahon, Mark J. ESPN's The Undefeated and Associated Press contributed to this report.