Hill, Kidd, Nash Expected To Be Entering Hall

Grant Hill, Jason Kidd & Steve Nash will reportedly be inducted into the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame class of 2018.

PrintThe official announcement of the full 2018 Hall of Fame class will come during a news conference at the Final Four in San Antonio this weekend.

Kidd and Nash currently rank second and third in career NBA assists. Kidd also ranks third in NBA history with 107 triple-doubles, was a 10-time All-Star and won an NBA title with the 2010-11 Dallas Mavericks. Nash is one of 12 players to win multiple MVP awards, was an eight-time NBA All-Star.

Nash made the All-NBA first team three times during his 18-year career with Phoenix, Dallas and the Los Angeles Lakers.

Kidd, the 1994-95 NBA Co-Rookie of the Year, enjoyed a 19-year career in which he made the All-NBA first team five times and All-Defensive first team four times. Kidd won an NBA championship with the Mavericks in 2011 and is second all-time with 2,684 steals.

Hill shared Rookie of the Year honors with Kidd in 1994-95. He was a two-time national champion and two-time All-American at Duke, saw injuries inhibit him from reaching the same heights in the NBA during his 19-year career. Stil, hel made seven All-Star teams and was an all-NBA first team performer in 1996-97.

Maurice Cheeks will also be inducted into the Hall of Fame in 2018, per the ESPN report. Cheeks was the starting point guard for the 1983 champion Philadelphia 76ers and was a four-time All-Star and four-time first-team All-NBA defensive selection. When he retired  in 1993, Cheeks was the NBA’s all-time steels leader, averaging over two per game during his career.

Other finalists up for induction into the Hall are Ray Allen, Chris Webber, Charles “Lefty” Driesell, Rudy Tomjanovich, Baylor coach Kim Mulkey, Katie Smith, Tina Thompson, longtime NBA official Hugh Evans and the 1953-58 Wayland Baptist University teams.


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