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Suns' Hill elected to spot on Hall of Fame board

Posted Apr 19 2011 11:17PM

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (AP) -- Grant Hill has been elected to the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame's board of governors, the first active player to earn a position.

The Phoenix Suns' forward was elected to a three-year term, the Hall of Fame announced Tuesday. Hill will serve as one of 22 members of the board, chaired by Jerry Colangelo.

Hill is a seven-time All-Star and the NBA's co-rookie of the Year in 1995.

Among the responsibilities of the board of governors are the management of the Hall of Fame and the election process.

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