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What’s that I hear? You don’t think Rodman deserves it? Tell me why.
Others who will be inducted into the basketball Hall of Fame (Springfield, Mass.) in August are Tex Winter, Herb Magee, Artis Gilmore, Arvydas Sabonis, Teresa Edwards, Reece “Goose” Tatum, and Tom “Satch” Sanders.
Some excerpts from article linked to, above:
“It’s cool, man. It’s a great feeling,” Rodman said.
… When asked who helped him get to the hall of fame, Rodman had a simple answer: “Me.”
… For VanDerveer, Monday’s announcement was bittersweet, coming just hours after her Stanford team lost 63-62 to Texas A&M in a national semifinal in Indianapolis.
“This is kind of a tough morning to be a basketball coach for me waking up after our loss last night,” she said on a conference call. “This opportunity to be enshrined in Naismith is an incredible honor, and I’m overwhelmed by it.”
In December, VanDerveer became the sixth woman to get 800 coaching victories.
“It’s the ultimate compliment to a coach or basketball player. I’m humbled and honored. You should be really excited about it, but I wish it hadn’t come on this day. I’m not feeling great about myself or how we played. You go back and think about all the things I could have done or should have done. The sun didn’t come up this morning here.”