10 selected for basketball Hall of Fame

April 4, 2011 at 1:46 PM
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HOUSTON, April 4 (UPI) -- Ex-NBA stars Chris Mullen and Dennis Rodman are among 10 people to be inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in Springfield, Mass.

Artis Gilmore, Arvydas Sabonis, Teresa Edwards, Tara Vanderveer, Tom "Satch" Sanders, Tex Winter, Herb Magee and Reese "Goose" Tatum comprise the rest of the hall's class of 2011. Induction ceremonies are scheduled for Aug. 12.

Mullen was a five-time NBA all-star and was the Big East Conference Player of the Year three times while at St. John's. Rodman won NBA championships five times, three while with the Chicago Bulls and two with the Detroit Pistons. He was also the NBA Defensive Player of the Yar twice.

They were elected to the hall by the North American Committee, which also included Magee, the Philadelphia University coach who has won more than 900 games, and Winter, whose coaching career lasted from 1947-2006 on the college and professional levels.

Edwards, who won four Olympic gold medals and one bronze while playing for the United States, and Vanderveer, the women's coach at Stanford where she's won more than 800 games and two national titles, were voted in by the Women's Committee.

The International Committee selected Sabonis, who won Olympic gold and bronze medals for the Soviet Union and Lithuania. Tatum, who played for the Harlem Globetrotters for more than 25 years, was voted in by the Early African-American Pioneers of the Game Committee.

The ABA Committee voted to enshrine Gilmore, a member of the 30-player ABA all-time team, and the Veterans Committee picked Sanders, who was part of eight NBA championship Boston teams from 1961-69.

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