Westphal, Moncrief, Jones make Hall

Ben Wallace Belongs in the Hall of Fame

It was his first time being a finalist for the honor.

Vlade Divac will get inducted into the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame Class of 2019 via the International Committee for his achievements in both the NBA and in FIBA. Four years after his final game as a player, he led Golden State to the 1975 title.

Selected fifth overall by the Bucks in 1979, Moncrief was a five-time all-star and two-time Defensive Player of the Year.

Milwaukee Bucks: Sidney Moncrief reportedly inducted into Naismith Hall of Fame: I wrote about Sidney Moncrief finally getting his overdue honor by being among this year's class inducted into the Naismith Hall of Fame this fall.

The five enshrined as direct elects are Al Attles, Charles "Chuck" Cooper, Vlade Divac, Carl Braun and Wayland Baptist Flying Queens.

"The globally celebrated game of basketball would not be what it is today without the any remarkable men and women who have broken barriers and paved the way for future generations", John L. Doleva, president and CEO of the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame, said. Cooper died in 1984 at age 57.

He was a four-time second-team All-NBA player and a first-team All-NBA selection in 1982-83 before chronic knee problems shortened his career. Fitch also captained the Boston Celtics to a championship in 1981 and he retired as the longest tenured coach in league history, appearing on the bench for more than 2,000 games.

Jones spent the final eight seasons of his career playing for the Philadelphia 76ers and made two more All-Star teams, while solidifying himself as one of the NBA's premier defenders.

Fitch sits in the top ten in career wins (944) among NBA head coaches and he is a two-time NBA Coach of the Year. The Serbia native played 16 years in the association, and per ESPN is one of only seven players with 13,000 points, 9,000 rebounds, 3,000 assists and 1,500 blocked shots. Two years later, the guard helped the Phoenix Suns reach the 1976 NBA Finals.

Bucks Gaming advance to knockout round of National Basketball Association 2K League Tip-Off Tournament: Adam also recapped Bucks Gaming's opening games of their season as part of the second annual Tip-Off Tournament. In eight seasons, seven of those with the New York Liberty, she averaged 5 points per game and led the league in assists three times. He was a member of the 76ers' championship squad in 1983. The Tennessee A&I men's teams from 1957-59 that became the first collegiate team to win three straight championships and the Wayland Baptist University women's team that won 131 games in a row from 1953-58 and 10 Amateur Athletic Union national championships overall will also be enshrined in Springfield, Massachusetts, on September 6.

Related news:

Hot News

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top U.S. Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen Resigns
Apr 09, 2019 - 06:26
But like many Republicans, he made no detailed mention of her role in crafting or implementing immigration and border security. The announcement she is leaving her post comes the day after the president visited the southern border.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Becky Lynch makes history by winning the first double WWE Championship
Apr 09, 2019 - 05:55
Because she walked right up to The Man and punched Lynch in the face. "Unthinkable to think what was once unthinkable". Kingston spent 11 years waiting for his shot and it wouldn't have happened this year without the dedicated WWE fans.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Kim leads Conners by one shot at Texas Open
Apr 09, 2019 - 05:11
Conners reached 20 under overall to become the first Monday qualifier to win since 2010 as he earned the final Masters invite. Kim Si-woo carded a three-under-par 69 on Saturday, while Jordan Spieth lost ground after a forgettable front nine.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Kodak Black 'sorry' for Nipsey Hussle girlfriend comment
Apr 09, 2019 - 04:57
Please visit the STAPLES Center Guest Services page for more venue information, or contact Guest Services with any questions. Los Angeles' top hip-hop station Power 106 announced Monday that they would be banning Black's music from their station.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Trump mocks Rep. Ilhan Omar in speech before Jewish Republican Group
Apr 09, 2019 - 04:44
Adelson's company revealed earlier this year that Adelson is receiving treatment for non-Hodgkin's lymphoma. Trump noted it had always been a priority for Adelson and his wife, Miriam.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top India’s Modi makes election vow to remove Kashmir’s special rights
Apr 09, 2019 - 04:33
People have now realised that their promises remain only on their website as they adopt gimmicks to stay in power. People walk past the Election Commission of India office building in New Delhi , India March 11, 2019.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Reba McEntire Stuns In Fringe Dress & Cowboy Boots At 2019 ACM Awards
Apr 09, 2019 - 03:26
McBryde shined again onstage when she joined Eric Church to sing "The Snake". So, at this point, you'd imagine that there's no love lost between them.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Beto O'Rourke calls Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu 'racist'
Apr 08, 2019 - 06:52
Israel disputes this, citing security needs and biblical, historical and political connections to the land. Both moves delighted Israel, infuriated Palestinian and Arab leaders, and were opposed by most US allies.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Iran threatens to blacklist United States army
Apr 08, 2019 - 05:45
The force is in charge of Iran's ballistic missiles and nuclear programmes, and answers directly to Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Nick Jonas’ ‘Cool’ gets ‘Meri pant bhi sexy’ twist
Apr 08, 2019 - 05:29
Friday's concert took place hours after the band dropped a second new single, " Cool ", and an accompanying '80s-themed clip. Meanwhile, Priyanka's brother-in-law, Joe Jonas is planning to tie knot with Game Of Thrones actress Sophie Turner .

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top ‘SNL’: Mariska Hargitay & Ice-T Star In ‘Game Of Thrones: SVU’ Spinoff
Apr 08, 2019 - 04:57
The King of the North attempted to address the elephant in the room at the beginning of his monologue. The groundbreaking HBO series, based on the popular book series by George R.R.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Libya fighting prompts condemnation by G7 and UN
Apr 08, 2019 - 00:12
He returned to Libya in 2011 and joined the uprising against Gadhafi - widely seen as America's man in the opposition. The internationally-recognised unity government, born out of UN-backed talks, has struggled to assert its control.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Guardiola hoping De Bruyne can kick-on
Apr 06, 2019 - 08:27
It's been incredible, so just keep on going, try to win Saturday and hopefully go to another final. It's an important game and we'll play with the best side possible".

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Millions of Facebook user records exposed on Amazon cloud server
Apr 06, 2019 - 08:24
Even though it is "passively" responsible, these millions of data exposed turn out to be not directly Facebook's fault. But as these exposures show, the data genie can not be put back in the bottle, ' the company explains.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top South Korea Takes World Lead in 5G Launch
Apr 06, 2019 - 07:49
Verizon has yet to announce any plans for the Galaxy S10 5G , but we've known for a while that the carrier will stock the handset. Revenue likely fell 1.4 percent to 14.9 trillion won, the South Korean firm said, below a 15.3 trillion won consensus.