|Jordan, Stockton, Robinson lead hall finalists|
|Written by Admin|
|Friday, 13 February 2009 08:52|
NBA coaches Don Nelson and Jerry Sloan and Rutgers women's coach C. Vivian Stringer also made the cut on Friday from a field of 164 nominees, as did former NBA stars Dennis Johnson, Chris Mullin and Bernard King and two-time WNBA MVP Cynthia Cooper.
``I'll step out on a limb and speak for all of them and say thank you,'' said Robinson, the former San Antonio stalwart and lone finalist who attended the announcement during NBA All-Star Game festivities. ``We understand the honor that goes along with being nominated. We know everyone doesn't get in.''
The election announcement will be on April 6 at the NCAA Final Four in Detroit, with enshrinement in September at the Hall of Fame in Springfield, Mass.