Recently retired NBA commissioner David Stern is headed to the Hall of Fame. The former commissioner was elected Friday to the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame and will be enshrined with the rest of the class of 2014 on Aug. 8 in Springfield, Mass.
Stern retired on the first of February after 30 years in the commissioner’s office in which time the NBA reached incredible highs from Magic Johnson and Larry Bird to Michael Jordan to Shaquille O’Neal and Kobe Bryant to LeBron James, the game has never been in better shape.
Other inductees in this year’s class who were directly ellected according to ESPN:
Stern was elected by the contributors committee who also elected former Golden State Warriors standout and Lithuania star Sarunas Marciulionis by the international committee, former Indiana Pacers coach Bob “Slick” Leonard by the ABA committee, former New York Knicks player Nat “Sweetwater” Clifton by the early African-American pioneers committee, and former Temple star Guy Rodgers by the veterans committee.
Former players Alonzo Mourning, Tim Hardaway, Mitch Richmond, Kevin Johnson and Spencer Haywood will find out if they will join Stern in the Hall on Apr. 7 when the announcement will be made at the men’s Final Four.