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  1. Nolan Richardson’s Hall of Fame speech (VIDEO)

    Aug 10, 2014, 4:00 PM EST

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    The speech of the night came from the former Arkansas head coach.

  2. Nolan Richardson, Gary Williams elected to Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame

    Aug 9, 2014, 11:45 AM EST

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    Two legendary head coaches among those enshrined on Friday night.

  3. Gary Williams, Shaquille O’Neal, Grant Hill elected to Collegiate Basketball Hall of Fame

    Mar 25, 2014, 9:09 PM EST

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    Eight players, coaches and contributors will be inducted into the Collegiate Basketball Hall of Fame in November.

  4. Jerry Tarkanian to be honored by Fresno State on New Year’s Day

    Dec 10, 2013, 6:25 PM EST

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    The honors are continuing to roll in for Jerry Tarkanian, the former national champion coach who amassed more than 700 victories (more if you include junior colleges) in his 30-year coaching career at Long Beach State, UNLV and Fresno State The latest recognition comes from the school he played his collegiate ball for (1954-1955) and…

  5. Jerry Tarkanian’s Hall of Fame Induction speech (VIDEO)

    Sep 9, 2013, 5:45 PM EST

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    Jerry Tarkanian, who guided UNLV to the 1990 NCAA title, was one of a dozen new members inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame this weekend in Springfield, Mass. Tarkanian is currently 83 years old, and unfortunately his health has been declining, which limited his Hall of Fame enshrinement weekend. During Saturday afternoon’s…

  6. Rick Pitino’s Hall of Fame Induction speech (VIDEO)

    Sep 9, 2013, 12:51 PM EST

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    Rick Pitino was inducted into the Basketball Hall of Fame on Sunday. Our very own Terrence Payne was there to cover the event. He wrote this and this. Here’s a video of Pitino’s entire induction speech:

  7. Hall of Fame caps off months of success for Rick Pitino, but coaching career will continue

    Sep 8, 2013, 3:46 PM EST

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    SPRINGFIELD, Mass. — Rick Pitino sat at his table, championship ring on his finger, wearing a white polo with the Louisville Cardinals logo on the left side of his chest — new tattoo on the back of his left shoulder — and the most recent addition to his weekend wardrobe, a Hall of Fame blazer.…

  8. Iona alum Richard Guerin elected to Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame

    Feb 16, 2013, 10:43 AM EST

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    Iona’s career leading scorer and six-time NBA All-Star, Richard Guerin, has been selected to the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame. Guerin was selected as part of the direct-election process, which is in its third year. This process works to bridge the gap between two distinct eras of basketball, a release from the MAAC explains. Guerin…

  9. Nike co-founder Phil Knight inducted into Hall of Fame

    Sep 8, 2012, 11:08 AM EST

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    Nike co-founder Phil Knight began building his brand by selling shoes out of the trunk of his car and, now, is one of the country’s wealthiest men and the architect of a dominant basketball empire. For his work, he was recognized Friday night when he was inducted into the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame. Introduced…

  10. Ed Pastilong, former WVU athletic director, among those inducted into West Virginia Hall of Fame

    May 27, 2012, 2:11 PM EST

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    As West Virginia prepares to make the move to the Big 12, the man who helped them into the Big East has been honored with an induction into the West Virginia Hall of Fame. Ed Pastilong, the former athletic director at West Virginia, will be one of seven inducted in the 22nd class of honorees.…