NBA Hall of Fame nominees will be learning their fates later today. If a member receives seven votes, they will be a finalist for the Hall of Fame and move on to the next round of voting, where they will then need 18 24 votes to be inducted. That 2013 Hall of Fame class will be announced in April. For now, here are the nominees who are looking to become finalists:
North American committee : John Bach, Dick Bavetta, Gene Bess, Maurice Cheeks, Jack Curran, Bobby Dandridge, Lefty Driesell, Bill Fitch, Cotton Fitzsimmons, Travis Grant, Tim Hardaway, Spencer Haywood, Robert Hughes, Kevin Johnson, Marques Johnson, Gene Keady, Bernard King, Guy Lewis, Danny Miles, William, Dick Motta, Curly Neal, Payton, Rick Pitino, Mitch Richmond, Paul Silas, Eddie Sutton, Jerry Tarkanian, Rudy Tomjanovich, Paul Westphal and Gary Williams.
ABA players: Zelmo Beatty, Ron Boone, Roger Brown, Mack Calvin, Louie Dampier, Bob Leonard and George McGinnis.
International committee: Vlade Divac, Sarunas Marciulionis, and Oscar Schmidt.
Contributor category: Al Attles, Marty Blake, Harry Glickman, Russ Granik, Del Harris, Red Klotz, Jerry Krause, Johnny Most, Jerry Reinsdorf, Gene Shue and Donnie Walsh.
Who do you think should advance to the next round and have a shot at being inducted into the 2013 NBA Hall of Fame class? Sound off in the comments section.