Russell to Present Bennett at OK Hall of Fame
A few months ago, a phone call went the other way. (Thunder owner Clay) Bennett called (Bill) Russell. Bennett had his pitch all planned out. But barely before it started, Russell interrupted.
“Whatever it is, I’ll do it,” Russell said.
What it is is the Oklahoma Sports Hall of Fame, which inducts Bennett on Monday night at the National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum. The Thunder chairman, the man primarily responsible for bringing the NBA to town, will be introduced by sport’s greatest champion.