Warriors theme to Hall of Fame announcement

Warriors theme to Hall of Fame announcement
February 14, 2014, 8:00 pm
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Tim Hardaway made three All-Star (1991-93) teams during his five and half seasons with the Warriors. (AP)

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NEW ORLEANS – The Basketball Hall of Fame on Friday interrupted the All-Star Weekend festivities on Friday to remind everyone that the Warriors have a fairly impressive legacy.

Among its 10 finalists for the Class of 2014 are two former Warriors, Tim Hardaway and Mitch Richmond, who along with Hall of Famer Chris Mullin represented the Run-TMC teams of a generation ago.

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Among the enshrinees from the direct-elect committee were former Warriors guards Guy Rodgers (veterans committee) and Sarunas Marciulionis (international committee).

And to punctuate the Warriors influence on the festivities, former player and coach Al Attles, now a team ambassador, received the John Bunn Lifetime Achievement award.

The other finalists are former Cal great Kevin Johnson, now the mayor of Sacramento, Alonzo Mourning, Spencer Haywood and coaches Nolan Richardson, Eddie Sutton, Gary Williams, Harley Redin and the women's team at Immaculata University.

David Stern, the recently retired commissioner, also will be inducted, as well as Bobby ``Slick'' Leonard and Nat ``Sweetwater'' Clifton.

The Class of 2014 will be unveiled on April 7, at the Final Four in Dallas, when enshrinement ceremonies taking place on Aug. 8 in Springfield, Mass.