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September 6, 2012
The Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame will induct new members on Friday, and former 76er Chet Walker and longtime NCAA official and Villanova professor Hank Nichols are two of the inductees. The other members of the 12-person class of 2012 are Reggie Miller, a five-time NBA all-star; Don Nelson, the all-time winningest coach in NBA history; Ralph Sampson, a three-time Naismith Award winner; Jamaal Wilkes, a three-time NBA all-star; the Red Heads, a barnstorming women's professional team; Katrina McClain, a two-time Olympic gold medalist; Don Barksdale, an early African American pioneer; Lidia Alexeeva, an international coaching legend; Mel Daniels, an ABA/NBA superstar; and Phil Knight, the cofounder, former CEO, and current chairman of the board of directors of Nike.
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June 11, 1999 | by Phil Jasner, Daily News Sports Writer
All those times Maurice Cheeks got the ball to Julius Erving, Andrew Toney and Bobby Jones for easy field goals. All those steals. All those nights of grinding, dedicated defense. Those four All-Star appearances. That 1982-83 championship ring with the 76ers. Put them together and they become a road map to the nomination of the former Sixers guard for entry into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame. Cheeks, now an assistant coach, was one of three players with ties to the team placed on the ballot, joining Chet Walker and Bob McAdoo.
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September 8, 2012 | By Frank Fitzpatrick, Inquirer Staff Writer
Like those of so many athletes who played in an era when a catchy nickname was nearly as essential as physical talent, Chet "The Jet" Walker's was a misnomer. As a Bradley all-American, and even when he starred for a 1966-67 76ers team many still regard as the NBA's best ever, the silky 6-foot-6 forward who turned head fakes into an art form was more super smooth than supersonic. "I was more rhythm than fast," Walker said earlier this year. "My name was Chester, and they were just looking for something to rhyme with Chet.
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January 17, 1999 | By Clifford A. Ridley, INQUIRER THEATER CRITIC
The pizzazz, the sexiness, the kinetic energy, the cheeky wit are unmistakable no matter where you look - at the hunched shoulders, the twitchy heads, the gyrating hips, the thrusting arms, the legs that at one moment are gawkily knock-kneed and at the next are shooting outward faster than the eye can follow. And the hands - especially the hands. You can't take your eyes off those hands, and not only because they're often encased in white gloves. Now they're stretched wide, digits splayed like those on a child's drawing; now they're dangling, limp and lifeless.
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June 29, 1998 | THE INQUIRER STAFF
Indiana Pacers coach Larry Bird, a 12-time all-star and three-time most valuable player as a forward for the Boston Celtics, is expected to be announced today as an inductee into the Basketball Hall of Fame in his first year of eligibility. The induction ceremony will be held Oct. 2 in Springfield, Mass. Each year, at least three nominees are admitted from the regular category - players who have been retired for five years - and one each from the women's, veterans' and international categories.
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November 14, 2014 | By Frank Fitzpatrick, Inquirer Staff Writer
Four decades after their last basketball game, Theresa Grentz and her Immaculata teammates were back in the spotlight Thursday night, posing for pictures, shaking hands, and smiling a lot before their induction into the Philadelphia Sports Hall of Fame. "It's amazing, and it's so nice that all these people still want to remember us," the 62-year-old Grentz said at the reception that preceded the Hall's annual Sheraton Society Hill banquet. First, there was the 2009 film, The Mighty Macs , about their improbable run of three national championships.
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November 15, 2014 | BY SHAMUS CLANCY, Daily News Staff Writer clancys@phillynews.com
STANDING IN the Society Hill Sheraton last night as one of the inductees into the Philadelphia Sports Hall of Fame, Darby-born Geoff Petrie had come a long way from his days at Springfield (Delco) High School. Petrie, a 6-4 point guard and shooting guard, graduated from Springfield in 1966 before going to Princeton to play for coach Pete Carril and then to the NBA, where he played six seasons with the Portland Trail Blazers and was an All-Star in 1971 and '74. But before all of that, the 66-year-old Petrie knows that his love of the game was forged in the Philadelphia area.
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June 6, 2002 | By Stephen A. Smith INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
A visibly emotional Larry Brown walked down a runway inside the Millennium Biltmore Hotel yesterday during a ceremony announcing his election as a member of the Basketball Hall of Fame. The 76ers coach was selected for the Class of 2002 along with the late Croatian star Drazen Petrovic, college coaches Lute Olson (Arizona) and Kay Yow (North Carolina State women), one team (the Harlem Globetrotters) and, most notably, Lakers great Earvin "Magic" Johnson from a record group of 24 finalists.
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April 2, 2005 | Daily News Wire Services
Connecticut coach Jim Calhoun has been elected to the Basketball Hall of Fame, the Associated Press learned yesterday. Calhoun was told Thursday that he was elected, according to a source close to the coach who spoke on condition of anonymity. Calhoun was one of 16 finalists for this year's class, which will be formally announced Monday at the Final Four in St. Louis. The induction ceremonies will take place the weekend of Sept. 8-10 in Springfield, Mass. Hall of Fame spokesman Dean O'Keefe declined comment, saying only that all finalists were told Thursday whether they got in. Calhoun, 62, just completed his 19th season at UConn, where he has won two national titles (1999, 2004)
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June 11, 1999 | By Stephen A. Smith, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Maurice Cheeks will go down in 76ers history as the team's all-time steals leader, the man who helped them win an NBA championship. In two weeks, the present assistant coach may also become a Hall of Famer. Cheeks, who helped the Sixers to the 1982-83 NBA title, was nominated to the Basketball Hall of Fame yesterday. It was another milestone in his illustrious 15-year career, 11 of which were played in Philadelphia. Also nominated was Mount St. Mary's coach Jim Phelan, a La Salle graduate whose 800-442 record gives him more wins than any other active college coach.
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November 15, 2014 | BY SHAMUS CLANCY, Daily News Staff Writer clancys@phillynews.com
STANDING IN the Society Hill Sheraton last night as one of the inductees into the Philadelphia Sports Hall of Fame, Darby-born Geoff Petrie had come a long way from his days at Springfield (Delco) High School. Petrie, a 6-4 point guard and shooting guard, graduated from Springfield in 1966 before going to Princeton to play for coach Pete Carril and then to the NBA, where he played six seasons with the Portland Trail Blazers and was an All-Star in 1971 and '74. But before all of that, the 66-year-old Petrie knows that his love of the game was forged in the Philadelphia area.
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November 14, 2014 | By Frank Fitzpatrick, Inquirer Staff Writer
Four decades after their last basketball game, Theresa Grentz and her Immaculata teammates were back in the spotlight Thursday night, posing for pictures, shaking hands, and smiling a lot before their induction into the Philadelphia Sports Hall of Fame. "It's amazing, and it's so nice that all these people still want to remember us," the 62-year-old Grentz said at the reception that preceded the Hall's annual Sheraton Society Hill banquet. First, there was the 2009 film, The Mighty Macs , about their improbable run of three national championships.
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September 9, 2012 | By Mel Greenberg, For The Inquirer
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. - When Hank Nichols was introduced here for brief remarks Thursday afternoon at the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame, he heard something that was quite different from the arena sounds during his longtime run as a collegiate official. "Unaccustomed as I am to hearing applause when my name is said . . . " Nichols said before pausing. "I have so many different emotions, it's practically impossible to articulate them, but for a referee to be in this great place of honor along with people like this is just too stunning for me to explain.
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September 8, 2012 | By Frank Fitzpatrick, Inquirer Staff Writer
Like those of so many athletes who played in an era when a catchy nickname was nearly as essential as physical talent, Chet "The Jet" Walker's was a misnomer. As a Bradley all-American, and even when he starred for a 1966-67 76ers team many still regard as the NBA's best ever, the silky 6-foot-6 forward who turned head fakes into an art form was more super smooth than supersonic. "I was more rhythm than fast," Walker said earlier this year. "My name was Chester, and they were just looking for something to rhyme with Chet.
SPORTS
September 6, 2012
The Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame will induct new members on Friday, and former 76er Chet Walker and longtime NCAA official and Villanova professor Hank Nichols are two of the inductees. The other members of the 12-person class of 2012 are Reggie Miller, a five-time NBA all-star; Don Nelson, the all-time winningest coach in NBA history; Ralph Sampson, a three-time Naismith Award winner; Jamaal Wilkes, a three-time NBA all-star; the Red Heads, a barnstorming women's professional team; Katrina McClain, a two-time Olympic gold medalist; Don Barksdale, an early African American pioneer; Lidia Alexeeva, an international coaching legend; Mel Daniels, an ABA/NBA superstar; and Phil Knight, the cofounder, former CEO, and current chairman of the board of directors of Nike.
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April 2, 2005 | Daily News Wire Services
Connecticut coach Jim Calhoun has been elected to the Basketball Hall of Fame, the Associated Press learned yesterday. Calhoun was told Thursday that he was elected, according to a source close to the coach who spoke on condition of anonymity. Calhoun was one of 16 finalists for this year's class, which will be formally announced Monday at the Final Four in St. Louis. The induction ceremonies will take place the weekend of Sept. 8-10 in Springfield, Mass. Hall of Fame spokesman Dean O'Keefe declined comment, saying only that all finalists were told Thursday whether they got in. Calhoun, 62, just completed his 19th season at UConn, where he has won two national titles (1999, 2004)
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June 6, 2002 | By Stephen A. Smith INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
A visibly emotional Larry Brown walked down a runway inside the Millennium Biltmore Hotel yesterday during a ceremony announcing his election as a member of the Basketball Hall of Fame. The 76ers coach was selected for the Class of 2002 along with the late Croatian star Drazen Petrovic, college coaches Lute Olson (Arizona) and Kay Yow (North Carolina State women), one team (the Harlem Globetrotters) and, most notably, Lakers great Earvin "Magic" Johnson from a record group of 24 finalists.
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April 25, 2002 | By Ashley McGeachy Fox INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
The prospect of victory is so overwhelming that Larry Brown prevents himself from contemplating it. A member of the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame? He would like nothing better. For a second consecutive year, he is in the running for enshrinement. Yesterday, the Hall of Fame announced that Brown is one of this year's finalists, along with former 76ers Maurice Cheeks, Bobby Jones and Chet Walker, and women's basketball guru Cathy Rush. The list includes former Lakers superstar Magic Johnson, nominated for the first time and a shoo-in for election.
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June 11, 1999 | by Phil Jasner, Daily News Sports Writer
All those times Maurice Cheeks got the ball to Julius Erving, Andrew Toney and Bobby Jones for easy field goals. All those steals. All those nights of grinding, dedicated defense. Those four All-Star appearances. That 1982-83 championship ring with the 76ers. Put them together and they become a road map to the nomination of the former Sixers guard for entry into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame. Cheeks, now an assistant coach, was one of three players with ties to the team placed on the ballot, joining Chet Walker and Bob McAdoo.
SPORTS
June 11, 1999 | By Stephen A. Smith, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Maurice Cheeks will go down in 76ers history as the team's all-time steals leader, the man who helped them win an NBA championship. In two weeks, the present assistant coach may also become a Hall of Famer. Cheeks, who helped the Sixers to the 1982-83 NBA title, was nominated to the Basketball Hall of Fame yesterday. It was another milestone in his illustrious 15-year career, 11 of which were played in Philadelphia. Also nominated was Mount St. Mary's coach Jim Phelan, a La Salle graduate whose 800-442 record gives him more wins than any other active college coach.
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