Ginobili and Hardaway among 8 new Hall of Fame inductees

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — NBA stars Manu Ginobili and Tim Hardaway are among the 2022 class of inductees into the Basketball Hall of Fame.

The winners were announced Saturday in New Orleans at the NCAA Final Four site.

This year, former WNBA champion and two-time national college champion Swin Cash was also selected; former NBA coach George Karl; Bob Huggins, longtime college coach, Lindsay Whalen, WNBA champion and two-time Olympic gold medalist; NCAA National Championship coach and former WNBA Coach of the Year Marianne Stanley and former NBA official Hugh Evans.

The class will be enshrined in the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in Springfield, Massachusetts on September 10.

Ginobili spent his entire 16-year NBA career with San Antonio, winning four NBA championships and receiving an All-Star nomination twice.

Hardaway played 15 NBA seasons and was a five-time All-Star in the 1990s. Huggins currently coaches at West Virginia.

Cash, who was previously inducted into the Women’s Basketball Hall of Fame, is currently a member of the NBA’s New Orleans Pelicans management. She won two NCAA national titles with Connecticut and a WNBA title with Detroit. She also worked as an executive at the WNBA’s New York Liberty.

Karl played in the NBA for five seasons in San Antonio before coaching for 27 years, during which he won 1,175 games, placing him sixth all-time. He was named NBA Coach of the Year in 2013.

Huggins has over 900 NCAA wins in a college coaching career that began in 1977 and is currently in West Virginia.

Whalen is a five-time WNBA All-Star and a four-time champion. She is now the head coach of Minnesota, where she also played in college.

Stanley, who is currently the WNBA head coach with Indiana, has spent 45 years in coaching, including 22 at the college level with Old Dominion, Pennsylvania, Southern California, Stanford and California. She was WNBA Coach of the Year in 2022, when she was also inducted into the Women’s Basketball Hall of Fame.

Evans refereed more than 1,900 regular season games, as well as 170 playoff games, 35 NBA Finals games and four NBA All-Star games from 1973 to 2001. He also served as assistant supervisor of NBA officials for three years after stepping away from the field. arbitrate.

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