Oakland native Gary Payton and former Warriors Tim Hardaway, Mitch Richmond and Bernard King are among 12 finalists for election into the Basketball Hall of Fame.
The announcement of the finalists kicked off All-Star Weekend in Houston.
Former Houston Cougars coach Guy Lewis has been chosen as a finalist for the first time since 2003. Louisville coach Rick Pitino and former UNLV coach Jerry Tarkanian also are finalists for the 2013 class.
The others includes former NBA stars Maurice Cheeks and Spencer Haywood, longtime North Carolina women's coach Sylvia Hatchell and five-time WNBA All-Star Dawn Staley. Boston Celtics great Tom Heinsohn, already inducted as a player, is a finalist in the coaching category.
The 2013 class will be announced at the Final Four in April.