ATLANTA (April 8, 2013)--Rick Pitino, who will coach Louisville in the NCAA championship game Monday night, is among the seven people announced Monday as members of the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame’s 2013 class.
The inductees also include former NBA stars Bernard King and Gary Payton, former UNLV coach Jerry Tarkanian, North Carolina women's coach Sylvia Hatchell, former University of Houston coach Guy Lewis, former University of Virginia star Dawn Staley.
The induction ceremony will be in September in Springfield, Mass.
Inductees announced previously were Edwin E.B. Henderson, a direct elect by the Early African Pioneer Committee, longtime Indiana Pacers guard Roger Brown, Oscar Schmidt of Brazil, the leading scorer in Olympic history, Richie Guerin, a star for the New York Knicks in the 1950s, and Russ Granik, the longtime assistant commissioner of the NBA.