A huge name has been added to the Women’s Basketball Hall of Fame Class of 2021, as David Stern, the former NBA Commissioner will be inducted posthumously. He died on January 1, 2020 of natural causes.
Stern spearheaded the formation of the WNBA, and without his vision the league likely would not have existed. He pushed the promotion of the league, by using the NBA’s resources, including their participation in annual NBA All-Star Game.
Earlier this year, the Class of 2020 was changed to the Class of 2021 due to the pandemic. Stern joins former players Tanika Catchings, Swin Cash, Lauren Jackson, Debbie Brock and contributors Carol Callan, Carol Stiff and Sue Donohoe.
The ceremony is currently scheduled for June 12, 2021 in Knoxville, Tennessee.