Reinsdorf, Krause Fail To Make Finalists Stage Of Hall Of Fame
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(CBS/AP) —The NBA announced its list of finalists for election into the Basketball Hall of Fame, but Bulls chairman Jerry Reinsdorf and former general manager Jerry Krause failed to move to the final stage.
Gary Payton, Tim Hardaway and Mitch Richmond are among the 12 finalists.
The announcement of the finalists kicked off All-Star Weekend in Houston.
Former Houston Cougars coach Guy Lewis has been chosen as a finalist for the first time since 2003. Current Louisville coach Rick Pitino and former UNLV coach Jerry Tarkanian also are finalists for the 2013 class.
The others includes former NBA stars Maurice Cheeks, Spencer Haywood and Bernard King, longtime North Carolina women’s coach Sylvia Hatchell and five-time WNBA All-Star Dawn Staley. Boston Celtics great Tom Heinsohn, already inducted as a player, is a finalist in the coaching category.
The 2013 class will be announced at the Final Four in April.
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