Miller, Nelson, Sampson Join Hall of Fame
Reggie Miller, Ralph Sampson and Don Nelson were among those enshrined as part of the 2012 Naismith Hall of Fame class.
Miller, a five-time NBA All-Star, Sampson, a three-time collegiate national player of the year, and Nelson, the winningest coach in NBA history, joined a class that also included Jamaal Wilkes, Katrina McClain, Hank Nichols and the first women’s pro basketball team, the All American Red Heads.
Also enshrined were five directly-elected members who were announced in February. They included Mel Daniels, voted in from the American Basketball Association (ABA) Committee, Don Barksdale from the Early African-American Pioneers Committee, Lidia Alexeeva from the International Committee, Chet Walker from the Veterans Committee and Phil Knight from the Contributors Direct Election Committee.