By Marcus Thompson
Saturday, April 4th, 2009 at 9:30 pm in Uncategorized.
Neither Chris Mullin nor Don Nelson will not be inducted into the Basketball Hall of Fame, according to multiple sources. The announcement comes Monday. No shocker. With the least this year — Michael Jordan, John Stockton, David Robinson, Jerry Sloan, Cynthia Cooper, C. Vivian Stringer — it was going to be tough for them to get in.
They needed at least 18 of 24 votes to get in. This is Mullin’s third consecutive year as a finalist and not getting the necessary votes. This is also Nelson’s third year as a finalist (2006, 2008, 2009).
You know their resumes. Mullin was a big time high school and college player. He was an All-Star NBA player and two-time Olympic gold medalist. Nelson is 26 wins shy of being the winningest coach ever. He’s an innovator and is knowing for turning around bad teams.
Neither won a title
or even reached the Finals. Mullin, in his next to last season, reached the NBA Finals with Indiana, losing to the Lakers.
So, did either of them get hosed? Or do you agree that they shouldn’t get in?