9 electees headline the 2020 Basketball Hall of Fame Class. The biggest name on the list is none other than Kobe Bryant. The trio of Kobe, Tim Duncan and Kevin Garnett were named to 48 All-Star games, which is the most of any trio to retire within a single season.

The coaches elected into the Hall of Fame were Kim Mulkey, Eddie Sutton, Rudy Tomjanovich,  and Barbara Stevens. Tamika Catchings and former FIBA Secretary General Patrick Baumann were elected as a contributor. Ceremony
is scheduled for August 28th – August 30th in Springfield Mass.

Enshrinement weekend is currently scheduled for Aug. 28-30. Here are some accomplishments from all of the members going into the Hall of Fame:

– Garnett, Duncan, and Bryant combined for 48 All-Star selections, by far the most combined All-Star selections by
any trio to retire within a single season.
– In 2016, ESPN released its own version of the NBA’s top 100 players in league history. Bryant, Duncan and
Garnett ranked in the top five at their position and among the top 25 among all players.
– Bryant, Garnett, and Duncan were named All-Stars in the same season 14 times, the most by any trio in NBA
– Bryant, Duncan, and Garnett are the trio with the second-most combined win shares by a Hall of Fame class trio.

Kobe Bryant
– 5-time champion
– 2-time Finals MVP
– 2008 MVP
– 15-time All-NBA (T-most all-time). 11-time 1st-Team All-NBA (tied 2nd-most all-time & most by a guard)
– 12-time All-Defensive (tied 2nd-most all-time). 9-time 1st-Team All-Defensive (T-most all-time)
– 18-time All-Star (2nd-most all-time)
– 4-time All-Star Game MVP (T-most all-time)
– 2-time scoring champion
– 2-time Olympic gold medalist
– Bryant scored 33,643 career points, fourth all-time behind Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (33,387), Karl Malone (36,928)
and LeBron James (33,817). He is also fourth in career postseason scoring with 5,640 points, ranking behind
LeBron James (6,911), Michael Jordan (5,987) and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (5,762).

Tim Duncan
– 5-time champion
– 3-time Finals MVP (tied 2nd-most all-time)
– 2-time MVP
– 15-time All-NBA (T-most all-time)
– 15-time All-Defensive (most all-time; 3 more than any other player)
– 15-time All-Star (tied 4th-most all-time)
– 2000 All-Star Game MVP
– 19 seasons with Spurs (1 of 4 players to play at least 19 seasons with one franchise). Dirk Nowitzki (21), Kobe
Bryant (20) and John Stockton (19) are the other three.

Kevin Garnett
– 2008 champion
– 2004 MVP
– 2008 Defensive Player of the Year
– 9-time All-NBA
– 12-time All-Defensive (tied 2nd-most all-time). 9-time 1st-Team All-Defensive (T-most all-time)
– 15-time All-Star (tied 4th-most all-time)
– 2003 All-Star Game MVP
– 2000 Olympic gold medalist
– Garnett (21) is one of five players to play MORE THAN 20 seasons in the NBA, along with Vince Carter (22),
Dirk Nowitzki (21), Robert Parish (21) and Kevin Willis (21).

Tamika Catchings
– 2012 WNBA champion
– 2012 Finals MVP
– 2011 MVP
– 5-time Defensive Player of the Year (most all-time)
– First Lady Vol player to be elected to the Hall of Fame (Pat Summitt is in as a Coach)
– 12-time All-WNBA (7-time 1st-Team). Tied 2nd-most All-WNBA selections all-time
– 10-time All-Star (2nd-most all-time)
– Spent entire 15-year career with Indiana Fever, tied for the 2nd-most seasons with single team in WNBA history
(Sue Bird 16 with Seattle, Diana Taurasi 15 with Phoenix)
– WNBA all-time ranks: 1st in steals, 3rd in points, 3rd in rebounds, 8th in assists
– WNBA all-time playoff ranks: 1st in steals, 1st in rebounds, 2nd in points, 4th in assists, 7th in blocks
– Named to WNBA’s 10th Anniversary All-Decade Team, WNBA Top 15 Players of All-Time and WNBA Top
– 4-time Olympic gold medalist (tied for most gold medals in Olympic basketball history, male or female)
– 1998 NCAA champion at Tennessee
– 1st man or woman in recorded basketball history to record a quintuple-double (Duncanville High School in 1997)

Kim Mulkey
– Three-time NCAA national champion (Baylor)
– Consensus National College Coach of the Year in 2012
– Led Baylor to 17 NCAA Tournament appearances including 13 Sweet Sixteens, eight Elite Eights and four Final
Four appearances
– Won 11 Big 12 regular season championships and 10 Big 12 Tournament championships
– Eight-time Big 12 Coach of the Year
– First person, male or female, to win a national championship as a player, assistant coach and head coach

Eddie Sutton
– 806 career wins (11th among D-I coaches)
– Four-time National Coach of the Year
– Eight-time Conference Coach of the Year
– First coach to lead four different schools in the NCAA Tournament in NCAA history
– Led teams to three Final Fours, six Elite Eights and 12 Sweet Sixteen appearances

Rudy Tomjanovich
– 34 consecutive seasons with the Rockets as a player (1970-1982), assistant coach (1983-1992) and head coach
– Led Rockets to back-to-back titles in 1994 and 1995
– Led USA Basketball to a gold medal in the 2000 Olympics in Sydney
– One of three coaches to win an NBA championship and an Olympic gold medal

Barbara Stevens
– Five-time Division II National Coach of the Year (1992, 1999, 2001, 2013, 2014)
– One of six women’s coaches to reach 1,000 career wins (1,011)
– Won 2014 D-II Women’s Basketball Championship with Bentley

Patrick Baumann
– Former FIBA Secretary-General
– Joined FIBA in 1994 & earned title of Secretary-General in 2002
– Recognized posthumously (died in 2018)

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