CLASS OF 2014
The Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame's Class of 2014, which will be inducted Friday (4:30 p.m. on NBA TV), will have a distinct Warriors flavor.
Al Attles: The John W. Bunn Lifetime Achievement Award winner, Attles has been with the Warriors organization for 54 years as a player, coach, executive and ambassador. He coached the 1974-75 team to the NBA title, the franchise's lone championship on the West Coast.
Sarunas Marciulionis: A direct elect by the International committee, sixth man Marciulionis was the first Soviet player to come to the NBA. He played the first four of his seven NBA seasons with the Warriors. Averaged a career-high 18.9 points per game in 1991-92 and was runner-up for Sixth Man of the Year. After the Soviet Union broke up, he built the Lithuanian national team, which won Olympic bronze medals in 1992 and '96.
Mitch Richmond: Played 14 seasons in the NBA, the first three with the Warriors. Was NBA Rookie of the Year in 1988-89 and was a six-time NBA All-Star (1993-98) while with the Sacramento Kings. Also played for the Washington Wizards and Los Angeles Lakers. Over his first 10 seasons, averaged between 21.9 points and 25.9 points.
Guy Rodgers: A direct elect by the Veterans committee, Rodgers played from 1958-66 for the Philadelphia/San Francisco Warriors. In his 12 seasons in the NBA he was a four-time All-Star and twice led the league in assists. He had 20 assists the night Wilt Chamberlain scored 100 points.
Also being inducted
Elected: Alonzo Mourning, Nolan Richardson, Gary Williams and Immaculata University (women's committee).
Direct elects: Bob Leonard (ABA committee), Nat Clifton (Early African-American Pioneers of the Game committee) and David Stern (contributor).
-- BAY AREA NEWS GROUP