The full Class of 2020 was unveiled on April 4, 2020. The nine new members of the Basketball Hall of Fame will be enshrined May 14-16 at Mohegan Sun Casino and Resort in Connecticut, after the original 2020 ceremony was delayed and relocated due to the coronavirus pandemic.
The Class of 2021 will be enshrined later this year. Finalists for this year's class were unveiled on March 9, and the full class will be revealed May 16, as part of the Class of 2020 enshrinement weekend.
Basketball Hall of Fame news
• MJ to serve as Kobe's presenter at Naismith HOF
• Paul Pierce, Doug Collins among first-time nominees for Class of 2021
• Basketball Hall of Fame enshrinement ceremony pushed to 2021
• Kobe, Duncan, KG lead star-studded HOF class
• Chris Bosh 'disappointed' not to be 2020 Hall finalist
• Kobe, Duncan, Garnett headline 2020 Hall finalists
• Bill Russell accepts Hall of Fame ring after 44 years
• 'Always about love': Divac leads 2019 Hall inductees
Class of 2021 Finalists
North American Committee
Rick Adelman (coach)
Chris Bosh (player)
Michael Cooper (player)
Tim Hardaway (player)
Marques Johnson (player)
Paul Pierce (player)
Bill Russell (coach)*
Ben Wallace (player)
Chris Webber (player)
Jay Wright (coach)
*Russell was enshrined as a player in 1975.
Leta Andrews (coach)
Yolanda Griffith (player)
Lauren Jackson (player)
Marianne Stanley (coach)
One nominee from each of these categories gets selected for enshrinement. The list of nominees is not narrowed down to finalists before the enshrinee is unveiled.
Johnny "Red" Kerr
Early African-American Pioneers
Clarence "Puggy" Bell
Clarence "Fats" Jenkins
Harry "Bucky" Lew
Davage "Dave" Minor
Al "Runt" Pullins
James "Pappy" Ricks
William "Wee Willie" Smith
1936 US Olympic Team (Team)
1964 State Department Basketball Ambassadors (Team)
1965 World University Games Team (Team)
Tom Blackburn (Coach)
Ron Boone (Player)
Sid Borgia (Referee)
Frank Brian (Player)
Joe Caldwell (Player)
Mack Calvin (Player)
Darel Carrier (Player)
Jack Coleman (Player)
Bob Dandridge (Player)
Charles Eckman (Referee)
Leroy Edwards (Player)
Leo Ferris (Contributor)
Clarence "Bevo" Francis (Player)
Buck Freeman (Coach)
Donnie Freeman (Player)
Hy Gotkin (Player)
Travis Grant (Player)
Bob Grody (Player)
Robert Harrison (Player)
Flo Harvey (Player)
Dick Hemric (Player)
Cam Henderson (Coach)
Robert Hopkins (Player)
Lou Hudson (Player)
Warren Jabali (Player)
Jimmy Jones (Player)
Charles Keinath (Player)
Kentucky Wesleyan 1966, 1968, 1969 (Team)
Freddie Lewis (Player)
Jim Loscutoff (Player)
Loyola of Chicago (Team)
Billy Markward (Contributor)
Ed McCluskey (Coach)
Ray Mears (Coach)
Francis Meehan (Player)
Lucias Mitchell (Coach)
Donald "Dudey" Moore (Coach)
Willie Naulls (Player)
North Catholic HS JV (Philadelphia, PA) (Team)
Philadelphia SPHAS (Team)
Mel Riebe (Player)
Glenn Roberts (Player)
Holcombe Rucker (Contributor)
Kenny Sailors (Player)
Fred Schaus (Contributor)
Sam Schulman (Contributor)
Kenny Sears (Player)
Frank Selvy (Player)
George Senesky (Player)
Paul Seymour (Player)
Charles Siler (Contributor)
Talvin Skinner (Player)
Elmore Smith (Player)
Ken Suesens (Player)
Dick Van Arsdale (Player)
Tom Van Arsdale (Player)
Perry Wallace (Player)
Frank Walsh (Contributor)
Willie Wise (Player)
Max Zaslofsky (Player)
Women Veterans Committee
Alline Banks Sprouse (Player)
Edmonton Commercial Grads (Team)
John Head (Coach)
Pearl Moore (Player)
Nashville Business College (Team)
Lometa Odom (Player)
Harley Redin (Coach)
Theresa Shank (Player)
Hazel Walker (Player)
Meet the Class of 2020
Stats: 25.0 PPG, 5.2 RPG, 4.7 APG, 1.4 SPG in 20 seasons.
Accolades: 18-time All-Star, 15-time All-NBA, 12-time All-Defensive, 4-time All-Star MVP, 2-time Finals MVP, 2008 NBA MVP and 5-time NBA champion.
The moments behind Kobe's lasting legacy
Take a look back at the 20-year career and lasting legacy of Hall of Famer Kobe Bryant.
Stats: 16.1 PPG, 7.3 RPG, 3.3 APG in 15 WNBA seasons.
Accolades: 10-time WNBA All-Star, 12-time All-WNBA, 2011 WNBA MVP, 2012 WNBA champion, 1998 NCAA champion
Stats: 19.0 PPG, 10.8 RPG, 3.0 APG, 2.2 BPG in 19 seasons.
Accolades: 15-time All-Star, 15-time All-NBA, 15-time All-Defensive, 1997-98 Rookie of the Year, 2-time NBA MVP, 3-time Finals MVP, 5-time NBA champion.
Duncan's career embodies greatness
Tim Duncan will be inducted into the Basketball Hall of Fame's Class of 2020. Tom Rinaldi describes why Duncan's career embodies greatness.
Stats: 17.8 PPG, 10.0 RPG, 3.7 APG, 1.4 BPG in 21 seasons.
Accolades: 15-time All-Star, 9-time All-NBA, 12-time All-Defensive, 2003 MVP, 2004 NBA MVP, 2008 Defensive Player of the Year, 2008 NBA champion.
Kevin Garnett's HOF career as told by Paul Pierce
Paul Pierce narrates some of the marquee moments of Kevin Garnett's illustrious and passionate career in anticipation of his enshrinement into the Basketball Hall of Fame.
Stats: Nearly 600 wins in 19+ seasons as Baylor head coach, 18 NCAA tournament appearances, three NCAA championships
Accolades: 2-time AP College Basketball Coach of the Year, inducted into Women's Basketball Hall of Fame (as a player) in 2000
Kim Mulkey feels 'blessed,' reflects on HOF career
Kim Mulkey looked back at her career after finding out she was inducted as part of the 2020 Basketball Hall of Fame class.
Stats: More than 1,000 wins in 42+ seasons as head coach, 30 Division II NCAA tournament appearances, 2016 Division II champion
Accolades: 5-time WBCA National Division II Coach of the Year, inducted into Women's Basketball Hall of Fame in 2006
Stats: 806-326 as Division I head coach, 26 NCAA tournament appearances.
Accolades: 2-time AP College Coach of the Year, enshrined in College Basketball Hall of Fame in 2011.
Stats: 527-413 in 13 seasons as head coach; 51-39 in postseason.
Accolades: 2-time NBA champion with Houston Rockets, 1997 All-Star Game coach.
Tomjanovich high-fives dogs after HOF announcement
Rudy Tomjanovich details his jubilant reaction to being elected into the Basketball Hall of Fame and high-fives his dogs in celebration.
Elected posthumously by International Committee
Swiss basketball player, coach and executive; served as Secretary General of FIBA for 15 years
Magic Johnson's congratulatory message to Kobe, 2020 HOF class
Magic Johnson pays tribute to his "Laker brother" Kobe Bryant and congratulates the rest of the 2020 Basketball Hall of Fame class.
2020 Basketball Hall of Fame Award Winners
Bunn Lifetime Achievement Award
Dr. Tim Nugent
• Founder of National Wheelchair Basketball Association
• Served as commissioner for first 25 years
2020 Curt Gowdy Media Award (Print)
• 30-year Washington Post Columnist
• Covered every NBA Finals since 1987
2020 Curt Gowdy Media Award (Electronic)
• 28-year NBA broadcaster
• Lead voice for ESPN, ABC NBA broadcasts
2020 Curt Gowdy Transformative Media Award
Inside the NBA on TNT
• Winner of 9 Emmy awards
• Show spans more than 30 years of NBA coverage
2020 Curt Gowdy Insight Media Award
• 40+ years of broadcasting experience
• Winner of 11 Emmy Awards
Recent Hall of Fame classes
2019: Al Attles, Carl Braun, Charles "Chuck" Cooper, Vlade Divac, Bill Fitch, Bobby Jones, Sidney Moncrief, Jack Sikma, Tennessee A&I teams of 1957-59, Wayland Baptist University teams of 1984-82, Teresa Weatherspoon, Paul Westphal
2018: Ray Allen, Maurice Cheeks, Charles "Lefty" Driesell, Grant Hill, Jason Kidd, Steve Nash, Tina Thompson, Dino Radja, Charlie Scott, Ora Mae Washington, Rod Thorn, Rick Welts, Katie Smith
2017: Robert Hughes, Tracy McGrady, Bill Self, Rebecca Lobo, Muffet McGraw, Mannie Jackson, Tom Jernstedt, Jerry Krause, Zack Clayton, Nick Galis, George McGinnis
2016: Zelmo Beaty, Darell Garretson, Allen Iverson, Tom Izzo, John McClendon, Yao Ming, Shaquille O'Neal, Cumberland Posey, Jerry Reinsdorf, Sheryl Swoopes