This will be just as impressive and deserved – and obvious to voters – to be a Hall of Fame class as we have seen it recently.
Kobe Bryant? Lock. Tim Duncan? Lock. Kevin Garnett? Lock.
When the 2020 Hall of Fame class is officially announced on Saturday (noon East), it’s no surprise that these three guys have come in, Shams Charania of The Athletic reports. What is surprising is that Rudy Tomjanovic finally got in after falling short of several years, said Mark Berman of Fox News 26 in Houston (who is well connected with the stories of Rockets).
– Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) April 3, 2020
Impressive! NBA sources: Former # Rockets Coach Rudy Tomjanovich was elected to the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame.
– Mark Berman (@ MarkBermanFox26) April 3, 2020
Tomjanovic has been in the second election for the past three years, but has never crossed the threshold of votes (from an anonymous group of voters). He is the only one in NBA history who scored 10,000 points as a player (he was an all-star five times) and won 500 career games with two championships as a coach. His resume is impressive and legends of the game like Gregg Popovich stunned Tomjanovic to make it.
Tamika Catchings is also available for nomination and will likely get the nod. The legendary trainers Kim Mulkey, Barbara Stevens and Eddie Sutton are also nominated.
Kobe Bryant, Kevin Garnett, Tim Duncan and Rudy Tomjanovic, who were reportedly elected to the Hall of Fame, originally appeared on NBCSports.com