Dwyane Wade, Dirk Nowitzki, Pau Gasol, and director Greg Popovich have been selected as finalists for the 2023 Hall of Fame.
The NBA announced on the 18th (Korean time), “Through the NBA All-Star Weekend, the 12 finalists (7 players and 5 coaches) were selected for the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame.” The final inductees into the Hall of Fame will be announced ahead of the NCAA Final Four in April. To be inducted into the Hall of Fame, a 24-member selection committee must receive at least 18 votes.
Directors Wade, Nowitzki, Gasol, and Popovich were among the finalists.
Wade was named Finals MVP in 2006, including a 13-time All-Star and 8-time All-NBA selection. He has won three championships in 16 seasons. He was the leading scorer in 2009 with a 30.2 point average. He was also selected to the team to celebrate the 75th anniversary of the NBA in 2021. The Miami Heat also retired Wade’s number 3 uniform in 2020.
Nowitzki was the best non-American player. He was selected as an All-Star 14 times, won the regular league MVP in the 2007-2007 season, and won the Finals MVP with the Dallas Mavericks championship in 2011. He played only in Dallas for 21 seasons and recorded the most points scored by a foreign player.
Gasol was the 2002카지노 Rookie of the Year. First non-US player to win the award. Since then, he has been selected as an All-Star six times, and has won two championships in a row with the LA Lakers. He won three Olympic medals with the Spanish national team.
Coach Popovich is still a commanding tower that continues the record. He leads the San Antonio Spurs in their 27th season and holds the record for most wins. He has held five championship rings and has also won the NBA Coach of the Year award three times. At the Tokyo Olympics, he won a gold medal as the head coach of the U.S. national team.
Tony Parker, who led San Antonio’s heyday with manager Popovich, was also included in the final nominations.
In addition, coach Gene Bass, who won the most wins in college, and Becky Hammon, who was selected as a 6-time WNBA All-Star, were added to the list of 12 players.
The NBA emphasized that “the 2023 Hall of Fame finalists are the best class ever.”