Jerry Reynolds to be Inducted in Indiana Basketball Hall of Fame
Jerry Reynolds has held just about every title imaginable during his 35-year tenure with the Kings and now he can add “Hall of Famer” to that list.
It was recently announced that Reynolds is set to be inducted into Indiana’s Basketball Hall of Fame in March of 2020 along with 16 others.
The French Lick native attended Springs Valley High School in Indiana and played his college ball at Vincennes University where he also started his coaching career in 1967. From there, Reynolds rose through the ranks of coaching and was on the Kings staff during their first season in Sacramento in 1985.
When news broke about the upcoming induction, some of Jerry’s long-time friends and colleagues offered their thoughts on the exciting announcement.
“I was thrilled. So deserving. I’ve known Jerry for 33 years and I could not be happier for him. I know what this means to him,” said Grant Napear, who has broadcasted alongside Reynolds on Kings TV for many seasons. “He’s done it all. That’s really unheard of - he’s always been really good at what he does.”
“If anyone deserves to be acknowledged in his many contributions in so many roles over the years…it’s Jerry Reynolds,” said Kings Radio Broadcaster Gary Gerould. “I treasure the guy. He is iconic, he is a dear friend, and I am blessed to have him as a friend.”
Elated to learn that long time pal Jerry Reynolds will be inducted into Indiana Basketball Hall of Fame this coming March. Having spent a lot of time over the years in that state, I can assure you this is a very big deal. Way to go JR!!!
— Gary Gerould (@ggerould) December 6, 2019
Doug Christie, who has taken over the majority of color commentary duties for Jerry Reynolds the past two seasons, also offered his congratulations.
“He has been an incredible asset to me to tap in and ask questions,” said Christie. “[His induction] is an incredible honor when you think about what basketball means to people in Indiana.”
— Douglas Christie (@TheDougChristie) December 6, 2019
Jerry will join some elite company in his home state’s hoops hall, etching his name in history alongside the likes of all-time greats such as Larry Bird and Oscar Robertson as he prepares for the induction ceremony on March 25.