History of The Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame Since 1959, the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame has honored and celebrated the game’s greatest moments and brightest stars. On the occasion of its 50th Anniversary, we look back as the greatest shrine to the greatest game fulfills its steadfast promise to be the world’s finest sports museum.
FIBA Hall of Fame. For those who made the game. History. The idea for a place to preserve and celebrate the heritage of international basketball can be attributed to Pedro Ferrãndiz, who in 1990 approached the then FIBA Secretary General Borislav Stankovic for support.
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History of the Basketball Hall of Fame. By Ed Odeven on October 15, 2018 No Comment. Dr. James Naismith invented basketball in Springfield, Massachusetts, where the Basketball Hall of Fame celebrates and curates its rich history. Some things are a natural match and just make sense together. That’s why the Basketball Hall of Fame is located in the city that the sport was invented in.
About The Hall. Located in Springfield, Massachusetts, the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame is an independent non-profit 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to promoting, preserving and celebrating the game of basketball at every level. The Hall of Fame has more than 400 inductees and 40,000 sq. ft. of basketball history.
A complete list of all inductees in the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame: 2021. Rick Adelman, Coach. Chris Bosh, Player. Paul Pierce, Player. Bill Russell, Coach. Ben Wallace, Player ...
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The Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame is an American history museum and hall of fame, located at 1000 Hall of Fame Avenue in Springfield, Massachusetts. It serves as basketball's most complete library, in addition to promoting and preserving the history of basketball. Dedicated to Canadian-American physician James Naismith, who invented the sport in Springfield, the Hall of Fame was opened and inducted its first class in 1959. As of the Class of 2019, the Hall has formally inducted 401 b
In the early years inductions were held as part of a pre-season basketball tournament or in conjunction with a summer golf tournament in Glens Falls. Inductions held from 1991 to 1998 included players as well as coaches. No inductions were held from 1999 through 2001 as the Hall of Fame reorganized.
As part of the inaugural class of 1959, four players were inducted; over 150 more individuals have been inducted as players since then. Five players have also been inducted as coaches: John Wooden in 1973, Lenny Wilkens in 1998, Bill Sharman in 2004, Tom Heinsohn in 2015, and Bill Russell in 2021.