National Basketball Association legends and 1992 U.S. Olympic “Dream Team” players Michael Jordan, David Robinson and John Stockton were among five selections named on Monday for the Basketball Hall of Fame.
Utah Jazz coach Jerry Sloan and U.S. women’s college coaching legend C. Vivian Stringer were also selected to be enshrined at 50th anniversary ceremonies for the honor shrine in September at Springfield, Massachusetts.
Jordan, Robinson, Stockton and Sloan were all elected in their first year of eligibility, each receiving at least 18 of 24 votes from the honor committee. “We are extremely pleased and honored to introduce this historic class,” said Basketball Hall of Fame chief executive John Doleva. AFP
In this Feb. 6, 1988 file photo, Michael Jordan of the Chicago Bulls dunks during the slam-dunk competition of the NBA All-Star weekend in Chicago, Illinois.