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Manu Ginobili, Lindsay Whalen among 13 selected to basketball Hall of Fame

Minnesota head coach Lindsay Whalen calls out to players during a NCAA Big Ten Conference women's basketball game, Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2021, at Carver-Hawkeye Arena in Iowa City, Iowa.210106 Minn Iowa Wbb 013 Jpg
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Four-time NBA champion Manu Ginobili and three-time WNBA champ Lindsay Whalen are among the 13 members of the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame’s 2022 class, announced Saturday.

Joining Ginobili from the NBA ranks are five-time all-star Tim Hardaway, referee Hugh Evans and George Karl, the sixth-winningest coach in league history.

From the WNBA, four-time all-star Swin Cash joins Whalen.

Also set for enshrinement are two longtime coaches — West Virginia’s Bob Huggins and Marianne Stanley of the Indiana Fever.

The Hall of Fame’s committees, dedicated to preserving specific areas of the game, selected Lou Hudson from the Veterans Committee, Larry Costello and Del Harris from the Contributor Committee, Theresa Shank-Grentz from the Women’s Veterans Committee and Radivoj Korac from the International Committee.

“Year after year, we are constantly reminded of the extraordinary and transcendent efforts of the remarkable men and women who have impacted the game of basketball from a global perspective,” said John L. Doleva, president and CEO of the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame. “The Class of 2022 is ripe with individuals who have had a significant historical impact on the game we love. We congratulate and thank them for everything they’ve done to better the sport and look forward to honoring

The class will be honored during enshrinement festivities set for Sept. 9-10 in Springfield, Mass.

The 2022 class:

–Swin Cash: Four-time WNBA all-star, three-time WNBA champion (2003, 2006 Detroit Shock; 2010 Seattle Storm), two-time Olympic gold medalist (2004, 2012) and two-time NCAA champion at UConn (2000, 2002).
–Larry Costello: Recognized posthumously. Was a six-time NBA all-star (1958-1962, 1965), a member of the 1967 world champion Philadelphia 76ers and coached the Milwaukee Bucks to the 1971 NBA title. Known as the last two-handed set shooter.
–Hugh Evans: An official from 1973-2001, followed by two years as assistant supervisor of officials. Worked more than 1,900 regular-season games, 170 playoff games, 35 NBA Finals games and four NBA All-Star Games.
–Manu Ginobili: Two-time NBA All-Star and four-time NBA champion with the San Antonio Spurs (2003, 2005, 2007, 2014). Recorded 14,043 points, 4,001 assists, 3,697 rebounds and 1,392 steals and was honored with the NBA Sixth Man of the Year Award in 2008. Won 2004 Olympic gold medal with Argentina.
–Tim Hardaway: Played 13 NBA seasons, scoring a total of 15,373 points while averaging more than 20 points per game for four consecutive seasons. Won 2000 Olympic gold medal. Ranks 18th in NBA history with 7,095 career assists. Was a college start at UTEP.
–Del Harris: Recognized as a contributor for his lifetime dedication to the game, including more than 50 years as a coach. Led the Houston Rockets to the NBA Finals in 1981. Currently vice president of the Dallas Mavericks G League affiliate.
–Lou Hudson: Recognized posthumously. Was a six-time NBA All-Star (1969-1974) and averaged 20.2 points and 4.4 rebounds per game in 13 NBA seasons – 11 of them with the St. Louis/Atlanta Hawks.
–Bob Huggins: Has spent 45 years as a college coach, including past 15 as head coach at West Virginia. Led teams to 25 NCAA Tournament berths, including nine appearances in the Sweet Sixteen, four trips to the Elite Eight and two appearances in the NCAA Final Four.
–George Karl: Worked 27 seasons as an NBA head coach with six teams: Cleveland Cavaliers, Golden State Warriors, Seattle SuperSonics, Milwaukee Bucks, Denver Nuggets and Sacramento Kings. Took Seattle to the 1996 NBA Finals. Has a lifetime coaching record of 1,175-824 (.588).
–Radivoj Korac: Recognized posthumously. Led Yugoslavia to the silver medal at the 1968 Olympics. Still holds EuroLeague’s all-time single-game scoring record with 99 points (1964-65 season). Died in a car accident in 1969 at age 30.
–Theresa Shank-Grentz: Member of three consecutive AIAW national championship teams and a three-time All-American at Immaculata University from 1972-74. The 1974 title game was the first ever live coverage of a women’s basketball game in the United States.
–Marianne Stanley: Coach in college and pro ball for 45 years. Led Old Dominion, Penn, Southern California, Stanford and Cal; won NCAA title in 1985 with Old Dominion and had three total Final Four appearances. Also coached Old Dominion to back-to-back AIAW national titles (1979, 1980). Currently the head coach of the Indiana Fever, she was WNBA Coach of the Year in 2002 with Washington Mystics.
–Lindsay Whalen: Five-time WNBA all-star, four-time WNBA Champion with Minnesota Lynx (2011, 2013, 2015, 2017) and two-time Olympic gold medalist (2012-16). Ranks third all-time in assists (2,345). Also starred in college at Minnesota and is now head coach of the program.

–Field Level Media