The Basketball Hall of Fame has announced the finalists for the Class of 2023, which includes some of the biggest names in the sport. Among the candidates are players such as Tony Parker, Manu Ginobili, and Chris Bosh, who had illustrious careers in the NBA. Other finalists include WNBA star Yolanda Griffith and legendary coaches such as Dick Motta and George Karl.
The Hall of Fame has also announced changes to its selection process, with a new direct election category for players who meet certain criteria, including winning an Olympic gold medal or being named to an All-NBA team. This category will also consider international players who have had significant success in their careers.
The selection process will also include a review of the nominees’ overall contributions to the game, including their impact on the sport beyond their playing careers. This change is aimed at recognizing individuals who have made significant contributions to the game of basketball in other ways, such as through coaching, broadcasting, or philanthropy.
The induction ceremony for the Class of 2023 is scheduled for September 8-10, 2023, in Springfield, Massachusetts. The ceremony will be part of a larger celebration of the sport of basketball, including a Hall of Fame game featuring NBA and WNBA stars.