Boston Celtics assistant coach Armond Hill has been selected for induction into the New York City Basketball Hall of Fame, which was founded 1990. Joining him in this year's induction class are John Salley, Gail Marquis, Billy Schaefer and John Crawford.
All players considered for induction into the New York City Basketball Hall of Fame must have played high school or collegiate basketball in New York City.
In spite of that stipulation, New York City Basketball Hall of Fame is loaded with basketball legends. Its 1990 charter class included Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Red Auerbach, Bob Cousy, Clair Bee, Billy Cunningham, Pop Gates, Connie Hawkins, Dick McGuire and Adolph Schayes. In addition to that star-studded class, present inductees include the likes of Nate Archibald, Red Holzman, Lenny Wilkins, Joe Lapchick, Satch Sanders, Doug Moe, Frank Layden, Jim Valvano, Kenny Smith, Rolando Blackman and many others.
Induction ceremonies for this year's accomplished class will be held September 24 at the New York Athletic Club.