NBA and WNBA championships. Olympic gold medalists, world champions and collegiate champions.
Coaching legends, and game changers. Pioneers and innovators.
Those statements represent the 13 individuals who will be inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame on Saturday in 2022: Manu Ginobili, Tim Hardaway, Swin Cash, Lindsay Whalen, Marianne Stanley, Theresa Shank Grenz, George Karl, Bob Huggins, Hugh Evans, Lou Kostenlos, Larry Costello, Del. Harris and Radivoj Korak.
The graduates are announced on the last fourth weekend of April and the ceremony is on Saturday in Springfield, Massachusetts. NBA TV will televise the ceremony in Ethiopia from 7:00 p.m.
Get to know each of the 13 graduating members:
The 57th pick (second to last) in the 1999 San Antonio draft, Ginobili became a star in the NBA and internationally. A two-time All-Star, Ginobili played a key role on four Spurs championship teams in 2003, 2005, 2007 and 2014. He won Sixth Man of the Year in 2008 and was selected to the All-NBA Third Team in 2008 and 2011. Ginobili was a member of the golden era of the Argentina national basketball team. He won a gold medal at the 2004 Olympics, a bronze medal at the 2008 Olympics, and a silver medal at the 2002 FIBA World Championship. It also helped make the Euro-standard a regular activity in the NBA.
Hardaway was a five-time All-Star and five-time All-NBA selection, including a first-team selection in 1997. He averaged a career-high 17.7 points and 8.2 assists per game in 1991 (23.4) in 1991-92 and an assist per game. game (10.6) in 1992-93. The Golden Like Ginobili, Hardaway had a signature move – his passing often left defenders helpless as Hardaway ran with his quick step. Hardaway won a gold medal in the 2000 Olympics.
Cash has won championships – three WNBA titles, two NCAA titles at UConn, two Olympic gold medals and a FIBA World Championship gold medal. She made two WNBA teams, was named a four-time All-Star, won the WNBA All-Star MVP award twice and, in 2016, was named one of the top 20 WNBA players of all time. She averaged 10.7 points, 5.3 rebounds and 2.4 assists over her 15-year WBN career, including a career high of 16.6 points per game in 2003.
A five-time WNBA All-Star and three-time All-WNBA first-teamer, Wallen also won four WNBA and two Olympic gold medals. She averaged 11.5 points and 4.9 career highs in points (14.9) in 2013 and assists (5.9) in 2011. She is 4th on the WNBA’s all-time assist list with 2,345. In the year The 20 Greatest Players in WNBA History in 2016.
After a stellar college career at Immaculata, Stanley began coaching as an assistant in 1976 and became the women’s head coach at Old Dominion in 1977, turning the Kings into a national power and winning the 1985 NCAA Championship. Since then, he has coached at Penn, Southern California, Stanford and Cal and then the WNBA, including a 2002 Coach of the Year award with the Washington Mystics. She led teams to three Final Four appearances (twice at Old Dominion and once at Stanford) and had a 416-222 record as a college coach.
Huggins played at West Virginia but made a name for himself coaching in college, mainly in the greater Ohio Valley region between stops at Walsh College, Akron, Cincinnati and now his alma mater. Known for tackling hard-nosed, stingy defenses (and when they’re sidelined), Huggins compiled a 916-398 record in 25 NCAA Tournament appearances and helped Cincinnati rise from mid-major to title contender. In the year He led Cincinnati to the Final Four in 1992 and West Virginia to the Final Four in 2010.
Carl played for the Royalty in North Carolina under Dean Smith and after a short playing career, Carl began coaching as an assistant at San Antonio in 1978. He also coached in the CBA and eventually found himself in the NBA with several teams including Seattle, Milwaukee and Denver. Karl went 1,175-824 in 27 NBA seasons and made 22 playoff appearances, including a Western Conference championship in 1995-96. He has the sixth-most wins in NBA history.
During his 28 seasons in the NBA, Evans officiated more than 2,000 games, including 170 playoff games and 35 Finals appearances. He called plays that included Jerry West, Magic Johnson, Michael Jordan, Kobe Bryant and Allen Iverson and was on the court during Jordan’s 3-point run in Game 6 of the 1992 NBA Finals. His last game was Game 4 of the 2001 NBA Finals between Philadelphia and the Los Angeles Lakers.
Hudson starred in college as part of the first black recruiting class in Minnesota in 1963. He averaged 18.1 points in the first season and 24.8 points and 10.7 in the second season. He was drafted by the St. Louis Hawks, who moved to Atlanta after Hudson’s sophomore season. In the year He became a six-time All-Star and All-NBA player in 1969-70, joining Hall of Famers Oscar Robertson, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Connie Hawkins, Jerry West and Walt Frazier. In a 13-year pro career, he averaged 20.2 points, including a career high of 27.1 in 1972-73.
Costello won championships as a player (Philadelphia in 1967) and as a coach (Milwaukee in 1971). Costello made the All-Star team six times and the All-NBA team once during his 12-year NBA career. He made 84.1% of his free throws, including a league-best 88.1% in 1962-63 and 87.7% in 1964-65. He was 430-300 in 10 seasons coaching in the NBA, leading the Bucks to a 66-16 record during their championship season in 1970-71. Costello helped the Bucks reach the playoffs in 1974. Costello starred at Niagara and scored more than 1,200 points in three seasons.
Harris has spent nearly 50 years in pro basketball as a coach and executive, including his role as vice president of the Texas Legends of the G League. In 14 NBA seasons as a head coach, Harris was 556-457 with 11 playoff appearances, including an appearance in the 1981 Finals. He was named NBA Coach of the Year in 1994-95 with the Los Angeles Lakers. Harris has had an extensive international career, coaching the Chinese national team at the 2004 Olympics.
Teresa Shank Grentz
In the year Shank Grenz, another player who starred for Immaculata in the 1970s, played on three consecutive AIAW National Championship teams (1972-74). She scored over 1,000 points at Immaculata and over 1,200 at Cardinal O’Hara High (Springfield, Pa.). Following her playing career, she coached at the collegiate level at St. Joseph’s, Rutgers, Illinois and Lafayette, where she recorded 681 victories. In the year At the 1992 Olympics, she won a bronze medal for the United States.
Korak starred for Yugoslavia in the 1960s, winning silver medals at the 1963 and 1967 FIBA World Championships and the 1968 Olympics. He averaged a tournament-best 23.6 points for the Olympics. He also scored 99 points in the Euroleague game. Korak was named EuroBasket MVP in 1961 when Yugoslavia lost to the Soviet Union in the championship game. In the year He died in a car accident in 1969 at the age of 30.