Latest Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame News

Mikan, Cousy headline AP's 1950s all-decade NBA team

Oct. 18, 2021 09:48 AM EDT

The 1950s All-Decade Team for the NBA as voted on by AP Sports staffers directly engaged with the season-long NBA At 75 series. The team members are: PAUL ARIZIN A pioneer of the jump shot known as “Pitchin’ Paul,” Arizin won scoring titles in...

Marshall to unveil statue of Hal Greer next month

Sep. 21, 2021 04:09 AM EDT

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) — Marshall University will dedicate a statue of Hall of Fame guard Hal Greer next month. The university said an outdoor ceremony will be held Oct. 9 near Marshall's Cam Henderson Center. The nearly 8-foot-tall bronze statue...

Pierce leads class of 16 into basketball Hall of Fame

Sep. 10, 2021 18:43 PM EDT

If it didn’t really sink in when he slipped to the 10th pick in the 1998 NBA draft, Paul Pierce got the message when he went home to Los Angeles to play in the All-Star Game and got booed by his hometown fans. “That’s just the story of my career: Being the underdog,...

1,000-game winner, Hall of Fame coach Magee ready to retire

Sep. 07, 2021 14:05 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Herb Magee, the Hall of Famer known as “The Shot Doc” whose 1,123 career wins trail only Duke's Mike Krzyzewski among all active coaches, will retire from Jefferson University at the end of the season. Magee is the only basketball coach to have...

St John's to unveil Carnesecca statue in arena bearing name

Jul. 29, 2021 00:28 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — St. John's plans to unveil a statue of Hall of Fame basketball coach Lou Carnesecca this fall in the on-campus arena that bears his name. Commissioned by the university, the statue will be placed across from the main entrance of Carnesecca Arena. A...