Rodman Among Finalists For Hall Of Fame

The honors continue to come in for former Chicago Bull Dennis Rodman. Earlier this month the Detroit Pistons announced they would retire his number, and now he’s been named a finalist for the Basketball Hall of Fame.

Rodman, Jamaal Wilkes and Tex Winter are among 12 finalists for induction.

They were announced Friday in Los Angeles, where the NBA All-Star game will be played this weekend.

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.

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.

Those elected to the Hall of Fame 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.

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  • Bill Figel

    I’ll bet Reggie Miller is just thrilled.

  • HoopsScoop

    Having five rings is certainly deserving of consideration.

  • Rick

    I agree with Bill, where’s Reggie?

  • Mark, Sterling

    Reggie doesn’t have any rings. Probably why he’s not first ballot. He’ll get in I’m sure. He deserves it in my opinion. Just not right away.

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