By Jim O'Connell
ATLANTA (AP) — Brooklyn native, and Fort Hamilton High graduate, Bernard King, is among seven people elected to the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame.
Rick Pitino, who will coach Louisville in the NCAA championship game Monday night, was also elected to the class of 2013, announced Monday, along with former NBA star Gary Payton, former UNLV coach Jerry Tarkanian, North Carolina women's coach Sylvia Hatchell, former University of Houston coach Guy Lewis and former University of Virginia star Dawn Staley.
The inductions will take place in Springfield, Mass. in September.
Inductees announced previously were Edwin E.B. Henderson, a direct elect by the Early African Pioneer Committee, longtime Indiana Pacers guard Roger Brown, Oscar Schmidt of Brazil, the leading scorer in Olympic history, Richie Guerin, a star for the New York Knicks in the 1950s, and Russ Granik, the longtime assistant commissioner of the NBA.