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Basketball Hall of Fame Recap

 

HOF 2009

What an amazing night watching the ceremony.  A cup of Mud House decaf this morning and all the articles… great way to start the weekend.

Congratulations to the Class of 2009.

I love to listen to enshrinement speeches.  Also, players and coaches interviews after winning championships as well as interviews after losing championships.  There is so much to learn about a person during these times.  Their character.  The strife they have faced and overcome.  You have to sort through some of the polished, media savvy BS; but generally on nights like last night the emotion comes through and the practiced media persona leaves.

John Stockton and Jerry Sloan were by far my favorites.  Humble to a point of being uncomfortable about all the attention.  Coach Stringer wasn’t too far behind.  I have been amazed at her will ever since I coached at Rutgers when she arrived in 1995.  I missed David Robinson’s, will catch it off TiVo.  Michael Jordan REALLY surprised me.  I never expected Michael to let his guard down in public and make comments like the ones regarding Jerry Krause or Doug Collins.  Shows you, even the greatest get caught in the emotional snare if not careful.

There are so many good quotes, articles and videos.  Here are a collection of my favorite ones.  Enjoy.

C. Vivian Stringer     C. VIVIAN STRINGER

   Sports of The Times Stringer’s Long, Rewarding Trip to Hall of Fame  New York Times –  William C. Rhoden

   Rutgers women’s basketball coach C. Vivian Stringer wowed by  The Star-Ledger – NJ.com

   Basketball Hall to welcome 4 greats _ and maybe the greatest USA Today

   Stringer still has many miles to go   Boston Globe –  Julian BenbowGary Washburn

    Rutgers coach C. Vivian Stringer still struggling to come to terms    The Star-Ledger – NJ.com –  M.A. Mehta

 

Jerry Sloan     JERRY SLOAN

  Longtime Jazz coach Sloan inducted to Hall of Fame     USA Today

   Sloan pays tribute to Norm, ‘Red’     Chicago Sun-Times – John Jackson

   Stockton, Sloan formed lasting relationship   The Spokesman Review –  John Blanchette

Jerry Sloan Quote

 

 

 

SLOAN & STOCKTON   Sporting News 9/14/09

 

John Stockton     JOHN STOCKTON

     Stockton misses competition … and bus rides   Salt Lake Tribune – Steve Luhm

     Utah Jazz: Stockton shows rare emotion as he is enshrined into    Deseret News

     NBA assists king Stockton enters Hall of Fame    USA Today

   John Stockton Quotes

 

 

David Robinson     DAVID ROBINSON

     David Robinson enshrined in Hall of Fame   USA Today

     Tales of the admirable Admiral   ESPN

     Robinson humbled to be part of loaded Hall class Bizjournals.com

     Robinson has reshaped the world, on and off the court   NBA.com –  Art Garcia

    David Robinson Quotes

 


Michael Jordan HOF     MICHAEL JORDAN

    Emotional Jordan Steals Show at Hall   Washington Post – Michael Lee

    Competitive fire shows as Jordan enters Hall   Baltimore Sun – K.C. Johnson

    Jordan Goes From Classy to Clown   FanHouse – Terence Moore

    Ode to His Airness – Sporting News

    Michael Jordan Quotes

 


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