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Class of 2013 Basketball Hall of Fame Announced

Yesterday, the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame announced the twelve members of the Class of 2013. The class is headlined by Louisville Cardinals head basketball coach, Rick Pitino and 9x NBA All-Star, Gary Payton. Check out the full list below:

Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame Class of 2013 Inductees:

Rick Pitino - Current head basketball coach of the Louisville Cardimals
7x Final Four participant
Over 600 career wins


Gary Payton - 9x NBA All-Star with the Seattle Supersonics
Knick named "The Glove"
2006 NBA Champion with the Miami Heat

Bernard King - 4x NBA All-Star for the Nets, Jazz, Warriors, Knicks, Bullets and Nets
His 60 point game on 12/25/84 is most points in the history of Madison Square Garden and is also the most scored on Christmas day.

Guy W. Lewis - Head basketball coach for Phi Slamma Jamma University of Houston Cougars
Led the Cougars to five Final Four apperances

Jerry Tarkanian - Led UNLV to four Final Four appearances
1990 National Championship
990 career wins

Roger Brown - 4x ABA All-Star for the Indiana Pacers
3x ABA Champion with the Pacers

Dr. E. B. Henderson - Basketball pioneer who is credited with introducing the game to African Americans
Nicknamed "The Grandfather of Basketball"

Oscar Schmidt - Class of 2010 International Basketball (FIBA) Hall of Fame
7x Scoring Champion for the Lega Basket Serie A (Italian Basketball League)
8x Scoring Champion for the Campeonato Brasileiro de Basquete (Brazilian Basketball League)
Only player in Olympic history with over 1,000 career points

Richard Guerin - 6x NBA All-Star for the New York Knicks
1968 NBA Coach of the Year for the St. Louis Hawks

Russ Granik - NBA executive for over 30 years
Involved in every major NBA negotiation from 1980 - 2005

Dawn Staley - 3x Olympic Gold Medalist
5x WNBA All-Star for the Charlotte Sting and Houston Comets

Sylvia Hatchell - UNC Tarheels womens head basketball coach
Over 900 career wins
1994 National Championship

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