HALL OF FAME 2007

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Jackson Headlines Hall of Fame Class of 2007

Phil Jackson speech
Susan Rudolph speech
Van Chancellor speech
Dikembe Mutombo speech
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On September 7, Phil Jackson, who has won 10 NBA championships (one as a player and nine as a coach), will be one of seven new members inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame. Also being inducted are former Houston Comets head coach Van Chancellor and former NBA official Mendy Rudolph.

They are joined in the class of 2007 by North Carolina coach Roy Williams, European coaches Pedro Ferrandiz and Mirko Novosel, and the 1966 Texas Western team.
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PHIL JACKSON
VAN CHANCELLOR
MENDY RUDOLPH
Phil Jackson, in nine seasons with the Bulls and seven with the Lakers, has a career coaching record of 919-393 (.700) and is tied with Red Auerbach for the most titles as a coach with nine. He played 12 seasons in the NBA, helping the Knicks win the 1973 title.
Info: Hall of Fame Bio
NBA TV: NBA Maverick
Video: Jackson on Holzman

Van Chancellor compiled a 211-111 (.655) record in 10 seasons with the Houston Comets, winning the first four WNBA titles and being named Coach of the Year three times.
Info: Hall of Fame Bio
Video: A Look Back at Van Chancellor

Mendy Rudolph officiated 2,112 games in 26 years as an NBA official. He called eight All-Star games and at least one NBA Finals game for 22 consecutive seasons.
Info: Hall of Fame Bio
Blake: Blowing the Whistle on Mendy Rudolph
Video: Rudolph Retrospective

The Mannie Jackson - Basketball's Human Spirit Award
Curt Gowdy Award
Bunn Lifetime Achievement Award
Houston Rockets center Dikembe Mutombo will receive the The Mannie Jackson - Basketball's Human Spirit Award.
Video: Mutombo's Career of Giving
Phoenix Suns broadcaster Al McCoy and New York Times reporter Malcolm Moran will receive the 2007 Curt Gowdy Media Award.
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McCoy: Broadcaster of the Week
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Photos: Al McCoy Through the Years
Thomas "Satch" Sanders, eight-time NBA champion and former NBA Vice President of Player Programs, will receive the 2007 John W. Bunn Lifetime Achievement Award.
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Video: Thomas 'Satch' Sanders Career Highlights
Video: Time Capsule: Satch Sanders