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Fifteen Candidates Announced for First-Ever Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Award

The Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame announced today the fifteen watch list members for the 2015 Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Center of the Year Award. Named after Hall of Famer and three-time NCAA Champion Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, the annual honor in its inaugural year recognizes the top centers in men’s college basketball. Show More Summary

Lou Henson named to collegiate basketball Hall of Fame

Former Illinois coach Lou Henson was selected to the national collegiate basketball Hall of Fame in Kansas City.

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Center of the Year Award Candidates Announced for 2015

The Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame has announced 15 finalists for college basketball's newest award. Named after one of the sport's most dominant big men ever, the Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Center of the Year Award will be handed out on April 10, 2015, per the official release. Show More Summary

NBA News: Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame Class of 2015 Finalists Named

The prestigious Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame Class of 2015 has named 12 more deserving candidates to join the list of elite players, coaches and contributors of the ball sport on Saturday.

Bondy: NBA, Hall forget NYC legend on All-Star Weekend

You'd think it would have been impossible for the NBA and the Basketball Hall of Fame to overlook somebody this All-Star Weekend.

Mutombo headlines finalists for 2015 Hall of Fame class

Former shot-blocker extraordinaire Dikembe Mutombo headlines a list of 12 finalists for the 2015 Basketball Hall of Fame class.

Former USC Coach George Raveling elected into Basketball Hall of Fame

Former USC Coach George Raveling was elected into the Basketball Hall of Fame, it was announced Saturday.

John Calipari, Dikembe Mutombo among Basketball Hall of Fame finalists

Spencer Haywood will have another shot at an overdue induction while Dikembe Mutombo has reached finalist status for the first time. The Naismith Memorial Hall of Fame finalists and direct inductees in the class of 2015 have been announced. Show More Summary

The just-announced finalists for the Basketball Hall of Fame include Dikembe Mutumbo, Tim Hardaway,

2 weeks agoSports : Deadspin

The just-announced finalists for the Basketball Hall of Fame include Dikembe Mutumbo, Tim Hardaway, Spencer Haywood, Kevin Johnson, Lisa Leslie, John Calipari, and Dick Bavetta. Read more...

Basketball Hall of Fame 2015: Full List of Direct Inductees

The Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame announced five individuals who will be directly inducted as part of its 2015 class. Jonathan Feigen of the Houston Chronicle passed along the complete list: Tommy Heinsohn was already inducted into the Hall of Fame in 1986 as a player. Show More Summary

Basketball Hall of Fame 2015 Finalists: Compete List of Potential Inductees

The Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame has already enshrined many of the greatest players, coaches and contributors in the history of the sport, but 12 more deserving candidates were put in position to potentially join that elite...Show More Summary

Hall of Fame announces 12 finalists for 2015 class

The Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame announced Saturday, at NBA All-Star Weekend, six elite players, five outstanding coaches and one iconic referee as finalists from the North American and Women's committees to be considered for election in 2015. Show More Summary

Hall Of Fame NCAA Basketball Coach Jerry Tarkanian Has Died

2 weeks agoSports : Deadspin

According to his son, legendary college basketball coach Jerry Tarkanian has passed away today in a Las Vegas hospital. The 84-year-old had been battling a respiratory infection for the past few days, and various health problems for months. Read more...

Jerry Tarkanian, Hall of Fame Basketball Coach, Dies at Age 84

College basketball lost a true legend Wednesday as longtime UNLV head men's basketball coach Jerry Tarkanian passed away at the age of 84. The sad news was first reported by Tarkanian's son, Danny, on Twitter: Per ESPN.com, Tarkanian was recently hospitalized with a respiratory ailment and infection. Show More Summary

Hall of Fame coach Tarkanian dies at 84

He couldn't stop fighting the NCAA any more than he could give up chewing towels courtside. Jerry Tarkanian built a basketball dynasty in the desert, but it was his decades-long battle with the NCAA that defined him far more than the wins and losses.

Jerry Tarkanian, Hall of Fame coach at UNLV, dies at 84

2 weeks agoSports / Baseball : Dodgers Now

Hall of Fame coach Jerry Tarkanian, who built a basketball dynasty at the University of Nevada Las Vegas but was defined more by his decades-long battle with the NCAA, died Wednesday after several years of health issues. He was 84.

Jerry Tarkanian, Hall of Fame Rebels coach, dead at 84

Hall of Fame basketball coach Jerry Tarkanian died Wednesday. He was 84.

Jerry Tarkanian Hospitalized: Latest Updates on Legendary Coach's Condition

Hall of Fame basketball coach Jerry Tarkanian has reportedly been hospitalized in Las Vegas. According to a report from The Associated Press, via Yahoo Sports, the Tarkanian family admitted the 84-year-old after he had problems breathing...Show More Summary

Weiss: Dean Smith, UNC coaching legend, was Heel of a guy

Dean Smith will always be more than just a Hall of Fame basketball coach.

Iconic North Carolina basketball coach Dean Smith dead at 83

Dean Smith, the coaching innovator who won two national championships at North Carolina, an Olympic gold medal in 1976 and induction into basketball's Hall of Fame more than a decade before he left the bench, has died. He was 83. The...Show More Summary

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