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Rodman was the flamboyant rebounder who won five NBA titles with Chicago and Detroit; Wilkes won four NBA titles with Golden State and the Lakers after starring at UCLA; and Winter was the architect of the triangle and triple-post offense.
“I am truly humbled, privileged and honored,” said Wilkes, who attended the announcement in Los Angeles, site of this weekend’s All-Star game.
“He’s really more excited for his children and to secure a legacy for them. They’re at an age where they’re starting to know who their dad was,” Prince said. “He’s taken aback a little bit because he’s not used to being isolated as an individual for what he’s done. He was the most unselfish teammate.”
“He was annoying,” Robinson said. “He just would be in your shorts all the time, always there with you. He was a very, very strong guy _ a little bit undersized at times, but he never let it stop him. He had relentless energy, and he had no fear.”
The other finalists are former NBA stars Maurice Cheeks, Chris Mullin and Ralph Sampson, five-time Olympian Teresa Edwards, Stanford women’s coach Tara VanDerveer, former NBA coach Dick Motta, Philadelphia University coach Herb Magee, college referee Hank Nichols, and Al Attles, the current vice president and assistant general manager of the Golden State Warriors.
To be inducted, finalists must receive at least 18 votes from a 24-member committee.
Those elected will be introduced April 3 at the men’s Final Four in Houston. The induction ceremony is at the hall in Springfield, Mass., from Aug. 11-13.
Jerry Colangelo, chairman of the Hall of Fame’s board, said four others will be elected directly into the hall representing four categories: African-American pioneers before the mid-50s, veterans, the defunct American Basketball League, and international.
Their names will be announced in Houston.
“There’s more opportunity for others to get in,” Colangelo said. “If we continue with this process for the next four, five years, you’re going to see another 16 to 20 people in the Hall of Fame that might not have been in, and I think that’s great.”
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