Kings legend Chris Webber headlines Basketball Hall of Fame finalists

Kings legend Chris Webber headlines Basketball Hall of Fame finalists

Former Phoenix Suns guard and Ring of Honor member Paul Westphal is a finalist for the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame for the first time.

This time he is joined by the defensive force that was Ben Wallace, as well as Bucks and UCLA legend Marques Johnson.

Webber, 45, was the first overall selection in the 1993 NBA Draft out of MI. Jones was a four-time NBA All-Star, a huge part of Philadelphia's 1983 NBA-title-winning team and the league's sixth man award victor that season.

"You don't run for the Hall of Fame".

Once with Sacramento, Webber flourished.

Webber was a force during his National Basketball Association career, averaging 20.7 points, 9.8 rebounds and 4.2 assists per game in 15 seasons.

After a devastating knee injury in May of 2003, Webber struggled to regain his status as an elite player. Webber returned to where it all started, and finished his career with the Warriors. She was the first WNBA player to ever tally 1,000 points and 1,000 assists. The 15-year veteran appeared in 80 playoff games, including 53 as a member of the Kings.

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Candidates were announced as festivities began in Charlotte, North Carolina, ahead of the 68 NBA All-Star Game.

Westphal is a first-time finalist after making it onto the ballot multiple times.

Fitch resigned about two weeks after the Nets were eliminated from the playoffs, a week shy of his 58th birthday, but would return to the National Basketball Association for a final stint as a head coach with the Los Angeles Clippers from 1994-98.

As a player, Westphal was known as an elite scorer during his 12-year career.

There are nine previous finalists back on the list this year - notably five-time All-Stars Chris Webber and Sidney Moncrief, eight-time first-team defensive player Bobby Jones, two-time NBA coach of the year Bill Fitch, women's basketball pioneer Teresa Weatherspoon and four-time college coach of the year Eddie Sutton.

Leta Andrews, the winningest high school coach in USA history during a more than 50-year career in Texas. Who gets in will be announced in Minneapolis at the NCAA Men's Final Four.

Glickman will be honored, along with longtime head coach Del Harris, with the John W. Bunn Lifetime Achievement Award during the 2019 Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame ceremonies in September.

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