NBA TV on Aug. 8 will provide exclusive coverage of the 2014 Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame Enshrinement Ceremony, network officials said Thursday.
The network will open its coverage with a Hall of Fame Red Carpet Show leading up to its coverage of the annual event. Prior to the telecast, the network will telecast several Hall Of Fame-related specials, including an Aug. 4 special on the career of 2014 Hall OF Fame inductee Alonzo Mourning. On Aug. 5, the network will re-air two games from 2014 Hall Of Fame inductee Mitch Richmond’s career – his 40-point game in 1991 with the Golden State Warriors and his 47-point performance in 1995 with the Sacramento Kings, said network officials.
NBA TV and NBA.com will also provide live coverage of the Aug. 7 Hall of Fame inductees’ press conference. The network will also air two original Hall of Fame themed episodes of The Starters. The Starters: Hall of Fame Class of 2014 will air Aug. 4, while The Starters: Hall of Fame Debate will air Aug. 6.
Along with Mourning and Richmond, other NBA Hall Of Fame inductees include:
David Stern, former NBA Commissioner
Sarunas Marciulionis, European basketball pioneer; seven-year NBA veteran
Gary Williams, former University of Maryland head coach who led the Terps to the 2002 NCAA championship
Nolan Richardson, former University of Arkansas head coach who led the Razorbacks to three Final Four appearances, including the 1994 NCAA Championship
Nat Clifton, one of the first African-American players to sign an NBA contract; 1957 NBA All-Star
Guy Rogers, four-time NBA All-Star and two-time NBA assists leader
Bob Leonard, former head coach of the American Basketball Association’s Indiana Pacers
Immaculata University’s 1972-74 AIAW National Championship teams, the first women’s college team to play in a nationally televised game