Invoice Russell, Chris Bosh, Paul Pierce headline Basketball Corridor of Fame 2021 class
The Naismith Memorial Basketball Corridor of Fame will induct the Class of 2021 inductees this weekend. Invoice Russell (as a coach), Paul Pierce and Chris Bosh headline this 12 months’s class.
Russell, inducted into the Corridor of Fame as a participant in 1975, received his ultimate two titles with the Celtics as a player-coach after Purple Auerbach retired forward of the 1966-67 season. He was not solely the primary Black coach in NBA historical past, but additionally the primary Black skilled North American coach. He’s additionally the primary such coach to win a championship.
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Pierce joins Garnett, his former Celtics teammate, within the Corridor of Fame. A ten-time All-Star, he captured the NBA championship and Finals MVP award in 2008. Bosh, who received his two NBA titles as a part of the Warmth’s “Huge Three” alongside Dwyane Wade and LeBron James, was an 11-time NBA All-Star whose profession was reduce quick due to well being points.
Different notable entrants into the 2021 Corridor of Fame class embrace four-time NBA Defensive Participant of the Yr Ben Wallace, Fab 5 standout and five-time NBA All-Star Chris Webber and Hofstra and Villanova coach Jay Wright, who has two NCAA Match titles and 4 Closing 4 appearances underneath his belt. Ladies’s inductees embrace Yolanda Griffith (WNBA champion, WNBA MVP and eight-time All-Star) and Lauren Jackson, a legend in each the WNBA and WNBL.
Beneath is the total 2021 enshrinement class:
Basketball Corridor of Fame 2021 class
North American Committee
- Rick Adelman
- Chris Bosh
- Paul Pierce
- Invoice Russell
- Ben Wallace
- Chris Webber
- Jay Wright
- Yolanda Griffith
- Lauren Jackson
- Val Ackerman
- Howard Garfinkel
- Cotton Fitzsimmons
- Bob Dandridge
- Toni Kukoc
- Pearl Moore
Early African American Pioneers
- Clarence “Fat” Jenkins