Again, can we say how much we love “Hall of Fame Season”?
As is tradition, the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame announced their finalists on NBA Hall of Fame weekend, and for us the biggest news is that Chris Webber is finally a Finalist.
Let’s take a look at this year’s Finalists:
Hugh Evans. Evans was a referee in the NBA from 1972 to 2001.
Tim Hardaway. A return Finalist, Hardaway is a five time All Star and is ranked #9 by us on Notinhalloffame.com.
Robert Hughes. Hughes is one of the most successful High School Coaches in history.
Rebecca Lobo. The star of the 1995 University of Connecticut Women’s NCAA Team, Lobo would also win an Olympic Gold Medal with Team USA in 1996 and was a one time WNBA All Star.
Rollie Massimino. The longtime coach of Keiser University.
Tracy McGrady. A two time NBA Scoring Champion and seven time All Star, McGrady is ranked #2 on our Notinhalloffame.com Basketball list. McGrady is also a two time First Team All-NBA Selection.
Muffet McGraw. The long time and still head coach of Notre Dame, McGraw took the Fighting Irish to a title in 2001.
Sidney Moncrief. Ranked #3 on our Notinhalloffame.com list, Moncrief was a two time Defensive Player of the Year and was a five time All Star.
Kim Mulkey. The only woman to win a NCAA Women’s Title as a player, Assistant Coach and Head Coach, Mulkey has been the Head Coach at Baylor since 2000.
Bo Ryan. Ryan is a previous Finalist and had over 700 NCAA coaching wins. He won four titles in Division III.
Bill Self. Self won the NCAA Championship at Kansas in 2008 and has a record of 613-190 at this time.
Rudy Tomjanovich. Ranked #32 on our Notinhalloffame.com list, Rudy T, coached the Houston Rockets to back to back titles and was a five time All Star as a player.
Wayland Baptist University. Another return nominee, Wayland Baptist University are ten time AAU Champions.
Chris Webber. Ranked #1 by us on Notinhalloffame.com, the former star of Michigan’s “Fab Five”, Webber averaged over 20 Points per Game in the NBA and was a former Rookie of the Year. Webber also is a five time post season All-NBA selection.
So, which ones will get in?
We will find in early April during the Final Four.