Former Golden State Warrior Sarunas Marciulioniswon a Bronze Medal at the 1992 Olympics with theLithuanian basketball team at the Barcelona Games.
Former Golden State Warrior Sarunas Marciulionis won a Bronze Medal at the 1992 Olympics with the Lithuanian basketball team at the Barcelona Games. ( Mike Powell )

Former Warriors star and Lithuanian legend Sarunas Marciulionis won direct election into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame and will be enshrined with the class of 2014.

Marciulionis, who averaged 14.7 points per game from 1989-93 for the Warriors as part of a seven-year NBA career, was elected by the international committee for enshrinement in August.

The first Soviet player in the NBA, Marciulionis helped resurrect the Lithuanian national team, which won bronze medals at the 1992 and 1996 Olympic Games.

Marciulionis could be joined in the Hall of Fame by former Warriors teammates Tim Hardaway and Mitch Richmond, who were named as finalists to be considered for election along with former Cal star and current Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson.

Other finalists eligible for election to the Class of 2014 include former NBA stars Alonzo Mourning and Spencer Haywood, former college coaches Nolan Richardson, Eddie Sutton and Gary Williams, Immaculata University's AIAW national championship teams of the early 1970s and AAU national champion coach Harley Redin.

The Class of 2014 will be announced at the NCAA Final Four in April.

Also named to the Hall on Friday was retiring NBA commissioner David Stern, who was elected by the contributors committee. Others directly elected were former Indiana Pacers coach Bob "Slick" Leonard, former New York Knicks player Nat "Sweetwater" Clifton, and Guy Rodgers.

Warriors legend and ambassador Alvin Attles was selected to receive the John W. Bunn Lifetime Achievement Award by the Hall of Fame after more than 50 years with the team in various roles.

"He impacted the lives of so many as a player, coach, ambassador and executive during his NBA tenure," John L. Doleva, the Hall of Fame's president and CEO, said in a statement.