Lady Bears coach selected for Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame

Published: Apr. 3, 2020 at 6:14 PM CDT
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Baylor Lady Bears head basketball coach Kim Mulkey has been selected for induction into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame.

The official announcement was made Saturday morning on ESPN.

The announcement was originally scheduled during the Men's Final Four in Atlanta before the coronavirus outbreak canceled March Madness.

Mulkey was among eight finalists announced on Feb. 14 including basketball legends Kobe Bryant, Tamika Catchings, Tim Duncan, Kevin Garnett, Eddie Sutton, Barbara Stevens and Rudy Tomjanovich.

Mulkey had to receive 18 of 24 votes from the honors committee for election into the Naismith Hall of Fame.

Mulkey is the only person to win an NCAA national championship as a player, assistant coach and head coach.

She led the Lady Bears to national championships in 2005, 2012 and 2019 and was projected to be a number one seed in this year's tournament had it have been played.

The 2020 class is scheduled to be enshrined during the weekend of Aug. 28 during festivities in Springfield, Mass., the birthplace of basketball.

Organizers say the event will likely be pushed back.

Mulkey was also named a finalist in 2018.

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