Hoops Hall Mulls Date for Bryant, Class of 2020 Induction
The Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame is considering new dates for the induction of its star-studded Class of 2020.
Hall president John Doleva says dates to replace the postponed August ceremony include mid-October and next spring. With Kobe Bryant due to be enshrined posthumously, it's certain to be a big event. Kevin Garnett and Tim Duncan also are members of the induction class. So is college coach Eddie Sutton, who died last month.
The Hall’s Class of 2020 also includes WNBA star Tamika Catchings.
All elected in their first year of eligibility.
Also to be honored by the Springfield, Massachusetts, shrine are longtime college coach Eddie Sutton, who died last month, and fellow coaches Rudy Tomjanovich, Kim Mulkey and Barbara Stevens, along with former FIBA Secretary General Patrick Baumann.
The Hall in Springfield, Massachusetts, is also getting ready to unveil its completely renovated museum.
“All of these things are going to happen. It’s just a matter of the timing’s going to be delayed,” Hall president and CEO John Doleva said Tuesday in an interview with The Associated Press.