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Basketball: Reggie Miller, Don Nelson lead Hall of Fame class

Published April 2, 2012 2:13 pm

Career honors • Ralph Sampson, Jamaal Wilkes among others who make the cut.
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Five-time NBA All-Star Reggie Miller and all-time winningest NBA coach Don Nelson highlight the class of inductees to the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame that was announced Monday morning.

The 12 honorees will be inducted Sept. 7 in Springfield, Mass.

In addition to Miller and Nelson, referee Hank Nichols, three-time Naismith award winner Ralph Sampson and UCLA and NBA star Jamaal Wilkes were inducted by the North American committee.

Other honorees include the first pro women's basketball team the All American Red Heads, decorated Olympian Katrina McClain, Russian coach Lidia Alexeeva, color-barrier breaker Don Barksdale, ABA star Mel Daniels, 76ers player Chet Walker and Nike chairman Phil Knight.