Miller doesn’t make cut for Hall finalists
Old 02-18-2011, 01:12 PM   #1 (permalink)
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In a stunning result that likely will raise questions about the enshrinement process for the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame, Indiana Pacers star guard Reggie Miller failed to make the list of finalists for the 2011 induction class, sources told Yahoo! Sports.

Miller was considered this year’s most heralded nominee, but apparently did not receive the necessary votes to become a finalist in his first year of eligibility. The list of finalists will be officially announced Friday.

Miller was a nominee in the Hall’s North American group, which requires him to appear on seven of nine ballots to become a finalist. Finalists then need to receive at least 18 of 24 votes from a different panel to be inducted. The inductees will be announced at the NCAA Final Four in April with enshrinement ceremonies likely scheduled for September.

Miller spent all 18 of his NBA seasons with the Pacers and is regarded as one of the game’s greatest shooters. He retired in 2005 with the NBA’s record for most 3-pointers, which was broken last week by Boston Celtics guard Ray Allen(notes). Miller was a five-time All-Star, the Pacers’ all-time leading scorer and a gold medalist in both the Olympics and world championships.

More than anything, Miller was famed for his late-game heroics and clutch play under pressure. He scored eight points in the final 8.9 seconds to beat the New York Knicks in Game 1 of the 1995 Eastern Conference semifinals and was regarded as one of the greatest villains of Madison Square Garden. Miller reached the NBA Finals once, losing to the Los Angeles Lakers late in his career in 2000.

Miller headlined a list of North American committee candidates that included Mark Jackson, Bernard King, Chris Mullin, Don Nelson, Dennis Rodman, Maurice Lucas, Jamaal Wilkes, Rudy Tomjanovich, Cotton Fitzsimmons, Tex Winter, Spencer Haywood, Maurice Cheeks, Ralph Sampson, Bill Fitch, Dick Bavetta, Rick Pitino, Joe B. Hall, Jim Valvano, George Raveling and Marty Blake. Arvydas Sabonis and Sarunas Marciulionis were international committee candidates while Tara VanDerveer and Teresa Edwards were women’s committee candidates.

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Old 02-18-2011, 01:26 PM   #2 (permalink)
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It's not an easy place to get into, and I don't mind that at all. He'll likely get there eventually.
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Old 02-18-2011, 02:00 PM   #3 (permalink)
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nah he should be in at this moment. new york must be mad at him still
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How much Knick fans voted?
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Old 02-18-2011, 05:36 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Old 02-18-2011, 05:54 PM   #6 (permalink)
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I would think Reggie Miller (one of the best clutch players ever; 18years of memories), Tex Winter (inventor of the Triangle offense, which has been employed in all of MJ and Kobe's championship years; that's 11 rings total thus far), Mo Cheeks (was the league's all-time steals leader at one point, and was the floor general, leader and all-star of the '83 champions 76ers in a time when the Celtics & Lakers were perrenially dominant), Dick Bavetta (opened civil communication between players & refs during games), Marty Blake (scouting wouldn't be where its at now, w/o him), Arvydas Sabonis (best big man in Euroleague history, who would've been a perrenial all-star if he was in the NBA during his 20s), and Saruanas Marciulionis (most athletic guard in Euroleague history w/plenty game to boot; easily be kicking the league's ass if he was young & playing today; 1st ambidextrous player I ever saw) would all be 1st ballot Hall of Famers, for their awsome contributions to the game, and the growth of the game both in the NBA & internationally, because of them.

I agree that the Hall of Fame shouldn't induct just anyone who's played a lot of years or scored alot of points, but the following I mentioned were the best at what they did, and were the examples that paved the way for future generations to make for a better NBA and better basketball global community. How are the folk I mentioned not 1st ballot Hall of Fame worthy?

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Old 02-18-2011, 07:31 PM   #7 (permalink)
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I would think Reggie Miller (one of the best clutch players ever; 18years of memories), Tex Winter (inventor of the Triangle offense, which has been employed in all of MJ and Kobe's championship years; that's 11 rings total thus far), Mo Cheeks (was the league's all-time steals leader at one point, and was the floor general, leader and all-star of the '83 champions 76ers in a time when the Celtics & Lakers were perrenially dominant), Dick Bavetta (opened civil communication between players & refs during games), Marty Blake (scouting wouldn't be where its at now, w/o him), Arvydas Sabonis (best big man in Euroleague history, who would've been a perrenial all-star if he was in the NBA during his 20s), and Saruanas Marciulionis (most athletic guard in Euroleague history w/plenty game to boot; easily be kicking the league's ass if he was young & playing today; 1st ambidextrous player I ever saw) would all be 1st ballot Hall of Famers, for their awsome contributions to the game, and the growth of the game both in the NBA & internationally, because of them.

I agree that the Hall of Fame shouldn't induct just anyone who's played a lot of years or scored alot of points, but the following I mentioned were the best at what they did, and were the examples that paved the way for future generations to make for a better NBA and better basketball global community. How are the folk I mentioned not 1st ballot Hall of Fame worthy?
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Old 02-18-2011, 07:39 PM   #8 (permalink)
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Miller not getting in is a fucking joke. he didnt even make the list of finalists and mark jackson and maurice cheeks did. the NBA needs there own HOF.....
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Rodman made it - nice
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