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2013 Basketball Hall of Fame Induction Takes Place this Weekend

Hall of Fame picSPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) — It’s going to be a big weekend for basketball and a big weekend for Springfield.

It’s the 2013 Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame Enshrinement Ceremonies and 12 new members will be inducted into the hall of fame.

Saturday will feature the 8th annual Grey Flannel Induction Auction at Noon, followed by an autograph session where the public can meet members of the 2013 class.

All in all it means a busy time downtown.

“It’ll probably be pretty crowded, the parking lot will be full I’m assuming and the highways will be pretty busy as well. So I will probably be avoiding the area,” explains Haley Covertino, an LA Fitness employee.

On Sunday, is the main event as Springfield Symphony Hall plays host to the official Enshrinement Ceremony from 2:00 to 5:00 p.m.  The evening wraps up Sunday night back at the Basketball Hall of Fame for the post-gala Enshrinement dinner or rather… the after party.

The 12 inductees include Roger Brown, Dr. E.B. Henderson, Oscar Schmidt, Richard Guerin, Russ Granik, Gary Payton, Bernard King, Guy V. Lewis, Rick Pitino, Jerry Tarkanian, Sylvia Hatchell and Dawn Staley.

 

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