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Jordan leads Hall of Fame class

In Uncategorized on April 16, 2009 at 3:29 am

page12jordanOn April 6th, it was announced that 5 people would be let into the basketball Hall of Fame, in Springfield, MA. Of those five, four played in the NBA, one coached in the NBA, and one coached Women’s NCAA. They are Michael Jordan, David Robinson, John Stockton, Utah Jazz Long Time Coach Jerry Sloan, and Rutgers women’s coach C. Vivian Stringer.

The Biggest announcement is of course that Jordan is done. Michael Jordan is in the Hall of Fame. There is no more coming back to the NBA. He is regarded as one of the best players ever, if not the best.

David Robinson won two NBA championships, was MVP for a season, and was selected to the all- star game ten times. He played with the Spurs for his whole fourteen year career. He won in 1998 and 2003.

John Stockton is the all-time assist leader. That should say it all. Now, he did play with Karl Malone, one of the best scorers of all-time, but it is still a remarkable achievement.  The next closest person to him in assists is Jason Kidd, but he is down by 5000 assists. Stockton is also the leader in steals with Michael Jordan down by 700.

Stockton and Sloan have been forever tied together as they were Player and Coach for the same team for fourteen years. Both never played for another team other than the Utah Jazz. Sloan coached Stockton to two NBA Finals and his superb statistics.

Vivian Stringer is the third winningist coach of all time with 800 wins. She is the first coach to lead three different schools to the NCAA Final Four. Those schools were Cheyney State, the University of Iowa and Rutgers University. She is now with Rutgers University.