John Stockton, the NBA career leader in assists and steals who spent his entire 19-year career with the Utah Jazz, will be named as a new member of the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame on Monday.
The official announcement about the Class of 2009 will be made in Detroit, in conjunction with the Final Four.
The Tribune has learned, however, that Stockton received at least 18 votes from the Hall of Fame's 24-member honors committee and will be inducted in September.
Jazz coach Jerry Sloan is also one of the 16 finalists this year, but there has been no word whether he received enough votes from the honors committee for induction.
Sloan did not coach the Jazz in Friday night's game against Minnesota. He traveled to McLeansboro, Ill., to attend the funeral of his 80-year-old brother, who died this week.
Michael Jordan and David Robinson are also expected to be announced as members of the Hall of Fame's newest class. So is C. Vivian Stringer, the long-time women's coach at Rutgers.