Former Detroit Pistons ‘Bad Boy’ Isiah Thomas continued to keep busy in school after a Hall of Fame playing career and multiple years as a basketball coach. Today, it paid off for him. Thomas graduated with a masters of education from the University of California at Berkeley, tweeting his cap and gown and retweeting congratulations to [...]
Figuring out what makes a Hall of Famer and who isn ’t quite good enough will lead to debates that lead to loud noises. (They usually escalate quickly!) In September, Rick Pitino, Jerry Tarkanian and Guy Lewis will be inducted into the Naismith Hall of Fame. Show More Summary
Red Holzman's legacy is not merely measured by his two NBA championships, 696 regular season victories, or his earning a place in the basketball Hall of Fame. To this day he is credited by the great players he coached for the profound impact he had on their careers and lives.
The players on this list should read like the pamphlet at a future Hall of Fame induction ceremony. All have had great careers that will be remembered long after they retire, which, unfortunately for basketball, will become a reality in the not-so-distant future. Show More Summary
Yesterday was a good day to be Rick Pitino. He was elected to The Basketball Hall of Fame and his Louisville Cardinals overcame that gruesome Kevin Ware injury to win the national championship, making him the only coach in NCAA history...Show More Summary
It’s been a big week for Rick Pitino. He found out that he’ll be inducted into the hall of fame, he won the NCAA basketball championship, and now he’s going to get a tattoo of the Louisville Cardinal. Pitino told his players earlier this season that he’d get a tattoo if the Cardinals won the [...] Rick Pitino To Get Louisville Cardinal Tattoo is a post from: The Inquisitr
Rick Pitino had a pretty good Monday. He started the day by being inducted into the Basketball Hall of Fame, Pitino ended Monday night—and entered the wee hours of Tuesday morning—holding the NCAA Championship trophy, his first with the Louisville Cardinals and the second of his illustrious coaching career. Show More Summary
In the end, Rick Pitino out-coached John Beilein on the day he was named to the Basketball Hall of Fame. Pitino is now the only coach to win national championships with two different schools. He won at Kentucky in 1996 and now Louisville. Read more...
Dawn Staley, one of the most decorated players in women’s basketball history, along with Gary Payton, Rick Pitino, Jerry Tarkanian, Guy Lewis, Sylvia Hatchell, Roger Brown, Dr. E.B., Richard Guerin and Russ Granik will be enshrined as the 12 new hall of famers in Springfield on September 8, 2013. In a press release issued on [...]Show More Summary
Recently, the 2013 Hall of Fame class was announced, with Gary Payton and Rick Pitino headlining the class. Now seems the perfect time to look at who didn't get in in 2013 that should get in in 2014, and perhaps who wasn't even considered this year but should receive consideration the next time the Hall of Fame committee votes. Show More Summary
The 2013 Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame class has been announced, with longtime Seattle SuperSonics great Gary Payton and Louisville head coach Rick Pitino headlining the group. Payton enjoyed a successful 17-year NBA career, and he's...Show More Summary
The Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame has finally announced its Class of 2013 inductees, a crop of talent that features a number of great players, coaches and contributors to the game from all over the world. These men and women...Show More Summary
All you need to know about the problems with the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame can be summed up by the fact that Russ Granik will be enshrined in 2013 and Spencer Haywood will not. No offense to Granik, who gave 30 years to the NBA, including 22 as David Stern's second-in-command. Show More Summary
Gary Payton’s election to the Basketball Hall of Fame is a fitting final chapter for one of the greatest guards in NBA history. A product of Oakland, California, Payton was maybe the grittiest defender and greatest trash-talking point guard of all-time. During his 17-year career (1990-2007), Payton, also known as “GP” and “The Glove,” averaged: [...]
Louisville coach Rick Pitino is expected to be selected for the Basketball Hall of Fame today. Tonight, he could become the first coach to win national titles for two different schools.
Gary Payton has been elected to the NBA Hall of Fame. The Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame will officially announce the class of 2013 next week. College coach Rick Pitino and New York Knicks player Bernard King are expected to be inducted alongside Gary Payton. The Sonics guard confirmed the news to NBA.com reporter Scott [...]Show More Summary
Louisville Cardinals head coach Rick Pitino and former Seattle SuperSonics star point guard Gary Payton headline the reported list of inductees into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame. Ian O’Connor of ESPN New York broke news of Pitino’s induction on Friday, citing a source with knowledge of the situation. Show More Summary
Louisville head coach Rick Pitino has been elected to the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame, reports Ian O'Connor of ESPN New York. #Louisville coach Rick Pitino has won induction into the Naismith Hall of Fame, source tellsShow More Summary
For a guy that grew up on NBA basketball in the 90?s, Gary Payton was more of a legend than most of the NBA fans today probably realize. NBA.com and FoxSportsFlorida.com report that Payton, the anticipated headliner of the class of 2013, will have his selection officially announced on Monday and that John Stockton and [...]
We already know LeBron James is the best basketball player in the world. But he may also be the NBA's top video bomber, as we learned after his Miami Heat beat the Orlando Magic on Monday night Teammate Ray Allen was doing a post-game interview when LeBron popped up in front of the camera and made the gloriously goofy face you see above. Show More Summary