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UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 6, 2019

In Basketball Hall of Fame speech, Jack Sikma pleads for NBA’s return to Seattle

Sikma was joined in the Class of 2019 by Vlade Divac, Sidney Moncrief, Paul Westphal, Bobby Jones, Al Attles, Teresa Weatherspoon, Chuck Cooper, Carl Braun and Bill Fitch.

UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 5, 2019

Vlade Divac, Jack Sikma are centers of attention at Hall of Fame

Vlade Divac and Jack Sikma were big men who could pass and shoot, helping redefine the post position in the NBA. The pair now await induction to the Naismith Memorial …

Basketball Hall of Fame announces finalists for 2019

Paul Westphal, Jack Sikma, Marques Johnson and Ben Wallace are first-time finalists for the Basketball Hall of Fame. The rest of the 13 finalists have been considered before, including Chris …

UPDATED: Sat., March 31, 2018

Former Seattle SuperSonics star Ray Allen among 13-member Basketball Hall of Fame class

Former Seattle SuperSonics star Ray Allen is among the 13-member class that will be inducted into the Basketball Hall of Fame in September.

Tracy McGrady, Bill Self, Jerry Krause, Rebecca Lobo among new Basketball Hall of Famers

Two-time NBA scoring champion Tracy McGrady, Kansas coach Bill Self, former Chicago Bulls executive Jerry Krause and former UConn star Rebecca Lobo are part of this year’s Basketball Hall of …

Allen Iverson: I’ll thank the haters in Hall of Fame speech, too

Allen Iverson wants to thank the haters, too.

Ex-NBA commissioner Stern voted into Hall of Fame

NEW ORLEANS – David Stern is going from the NBA commissioner’s office to the Hall of Fame. The recently retired Stern was elected Friday to the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall …

12 basketball greats inducted into Hall

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. – Rick Pitino remembers the training meals at the pizza place where his Boston University teams ate more than 30 years ago. Even Hall of Famers have to …

Basketball Hall of Fame finalists chosen

Tim Hardaway and former Seattle SuperSonics Gary Payton and Spencer Haywood are among 12 finalists for election into the Basketball Hall of Fame. Former Houston Cougars coach Guy Lewis has …

Rodman, Mullin head Hall of Fame inductees

Dennis Rodman, whose seven straight rebounding titles set an NBA record, will be enshrined in the Naismith Memorial Hall of Fame in Springfield, Mass., tonight (NBA-TV, 5 p.m.) as part …

Gus Johnson finally enters Hall of Fame

YouTube came along 40 years too late for Gus Johnson. So instead of highlight videos there are merely highlight orals – stories of his improbable basketball feats passed down by …

Stockton joins hardwood greats

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. – All John Stockton ever asked was a chance to prove himself against the best – whether that was his older brother Steve in the family driveway on …

Stockton, Sloan formed lasting relationship

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. – For 18 years, John Stockton was Johnny Unitas to Karl Malone’s Raymond Berry – that is, when they weren’t Martin and Lewis, Ben and Jerry or Yin …

Stockton remembers his roots in Hall speech

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. – All John Stockton ever asked was a chance to prove himself against the best – whether that was his older brother Steve in the family driveway on …

John Stockton’s Hall of Fame induction speech

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Bio: C. Vivian Stringer

Has won more than 800 games in her career and currently ranks third on the women’s all-time career wins list.

Bio: Jerry Sloan

Began his coaching career as an assistant with the Chicago Bulls before moving on to the Utah Jazz.

John Blanchette: A Journey’s end

Sending a basketball, with a pass delivered one-handed and from waist-high, 60 feet over the head and into the hands of a streaking Karl Malone … the nuns next door …

Sports in brief: Thomas will present Stockton

Basketball: Spokane’s John Stockton has chosen Isiah Thomas (above, with Stockton) to present him at Friday’s Basketball Hall of Fame enshrinement ceremony in Springfield, Mass. Stockton, the career leader in …