Former NBA star Tracy McGrady, Kansas coach Bill Self, late Bulls GM Jerry Krause, former ABA star George McGinnis and former UConn women’s star Rebecca Lobo are among the 2017 inductees into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame.
Harlem Globetrotters owner and chairman Mannie Jackson, Black Fives Era star Zack Clayton, former NCAA executive Tom Jernstedt, Notre Dame women’s coach Muffet McGraw and Texas high school coach Robert Hughes are also part of this year’s class.
The announcement was made Saturday outside University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, Ariz., site of the 2017 Final Four.
“The Rockets are a great franchise. They have a great team. They’ve got great coaches, great basketball players, great staff. Whoever is coming in, it’s not like they’re going to have to rebuild it. I’m trying to convince some people about trying to buy this team. It’s one of the best franchises right now. It’s really the right time.”
Houston has already made some significant moves this offseason in preparation for a bright future, signing James Harden to the largest contract extension in NBA history and trading for Chris Paul. The team also locked up general manager Daryl Morey for another four years with an extension of his own.
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