Orlando, FL (Sports Network) - Reggie Miller and Rick Pitino were among 12
finalists announced Friday for the 2012 class of the Basketball Hall of Fame.
Miller, a five-time NBA All-Star, and Pitino, a five-time NCAA Final Four
coach, join two-time NBA Coach of the Year Bill Fitch and two-time Olympic
gold medalist Katrina McClain as first-time finalists.
The four will join Maurice Cheeks, Ralph Sampson, Bernard King and Jamaal
Wilkes as finalists among players. Coaches selected as finalists were Dick
Motta and Don Nelson, while contributors chosen as finalists were referee
Hank Nichols and the All American Red Heads.
The 2012 Hall of Fame class will be announced Monday, April 2 at a news
conference prior to the NCAA Tournament men's national championship game in
A finalist needs 18 of 24 votes from the Honors Committee for election into
the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame. Induction ceremonies will take
place Friday, September 7 in Springfield, Massachusetts.
More to follow.
The Sports Network