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Basketball Hall of Fame

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  • Luther Halsey Gulick, Jr. (1865 - 1918)
    ) Luther Halsey Gulick, Jr. MD (1865–1918) was an American physical education instructor, international basketball official, and founder with his wife of the Camp Fire Girls, an international ...
  • William W. "Bill" Bradley, U.S. Senator
    William Warren "Bill" Bradley (born July 28, 1943) is an American hall of fame basketball player, Rhodes scholar, and former three-term Democratic U.S. Senator from New Jersey. He ran unsuccessfully ...
  • Amos Alonzo Stagg (1862 - 1965)
    Amos Alonzo Stagg (August 16, 1862 – March 17, 1965) was an American athlete and pioneering college coach in multiple sports, primarily football. He served as the head football coach at Spring...
  • Larry Joe Bird
    Larry Joe Bird (born December 7, 1956) is a former American NBA basketball player and coach. Drafted into the NBA sixth overall by the Boston Celtics in 1978, Bird started at small forward and power ...
  • Nat Holman (Helmanowich) (1896 - 1995)
    "Kid Holman," "Mr. Basketball," "Old Drill Master," and "the Old Professor"—are just a few of the many titles given to basketball's earliest superstar, Nat Holman. From humble beginnings on the ...

The Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame, located in Springfield, Massachusetts, United States, honors exceptional basketball players, coaches, referees, executives, and other major contributors to the game of basketball worldwide. Named after James Naismith, who invented the game of basketball in 1891 in Springfield, Massachusetts, the Basketball Hall of Fame is dedicated to preserve and promote basketball at all levels and serve as the ultimate library of the sport's history. To date, it has honored 295 individuals and eight teams, with a class of 10 individuals (six players, three coaches, and one contributor) to be inducted in August 2011.

INDUCTEES

Since 1959, 301 coaches, players, referees, contributors, and teams have been inducted, with 10 more individuals to be formally enshrined in August 2011. John Wooden, Lenny Wilkens, and Bill Sharman have each been inducted as both player and coach (Wooden in 1961 and 1973, Sharman in 1976 and 2004, and Wilkens in 1989 and 2004).

Three times the Hall has inducted new classes without honoring a player - 1965, 1968, and 2007.

Bob Hurley, the coaching legend of St. Anthony High School in Jersey City, New Jersey, is one of the prominent high school coaches to be inducted into this hall of fame.

For a complete list of the members, click here.