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Non è un sondaggio, è una candidatura ufficiale! :huh:

20/02/2006

ESP - Ferrandiz, Gamba among Hall of Fame finalists

SPRINGFIELD (Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame) - Real Madrid's legendary coach Pedro Ferrandiz and Italian coaching great Sandro Gamba are among the finalists for election this year into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame.

Ferrandiz had 437 wins and 90 defeats in a brilliant career. He led Madrid to a record 12 Spanish League titles, 11 Spanish Cup titles, and four European Cup championships. Three times his Madrid teams went unbeaten in the Spanish League.

Gamba, a native of Milan, coached Italy's national team from 1979-92 and led them during that span to a silver medal at the Moscow Olympics in 1980. Then in 1983, Italy captured a gold medal at the EuroBasket. He won numerous honours as a coach in the Italian top flight. He was in charge of professional league teams Simmenthal (1965-73), Ignis (1973-77) and Turin (1977-1980).

Other finalists are University of Connecticut women's coach Geno Auriemma, former NBA Stars Charles Barkley, Joe Dumars, Adrian Dantley and Dominique Wilkins, and former coach and USA Basketball president David Gavitt.

Former NBA player and coach, Don Nelson, ex-Purdue Boilermakers boss Gene Keady, ex-Houston Rocket Ralph Sampson, and former NBA All-Star Chet Walker.

Van Chancellor, who the US women to the Olympic gold medal in Athens, is a finalist.

Veteran finalists include John Isaacs, one of the great innovators in the game. Isaacs and Hall of Famer William "Pop" Gates are credited for introducing the "motion offense" to basketball.

Ben Kerner is a finalist. The native of Poland was the sole owner of the St. Louis Hawks from 1946 to 1958.

The Class of 2006 will be announced on Monday, April 3 at a news conference in Indianapolis, Indiana before the NCAA's Men's Championship game.

A finalist needs 18 of 24 votes from the Honors Committee for election into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame.

PA Sport

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