*Dennis Rodman, Olympic gold medalist Teresa Edwards and Harlem Globetrotter Reece “Goose” Tatum are part of the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame’s Class of 2011, reports ESPN.
Coaches Tex Winter, innovator of the “Triangle” offense, Stanford’s Tara VanDerveer and Philadelphia University’s Herb Magee were also part of the class announced Monday at the Final Four in Houston.
“It’s cool, man. It’s a great feeling,” said Rodman, dressed in sneakers, jeans, a black baseball cap, tan vest with leopard and tan scarves, and a white shirt with gold sequined cuffs — unbuttoned and knotted at the waist.
When asked who helped him get to the Hall of Fame, Rodman had a simple answer: “Me.”
Also among the 2011 inductees: Five-time NBA All-Star Chris Mullin, longtime NBA and ABA star Artis Gilmore, former Trail Blazers center Arvydas Sabonis and ex-Celtic Tom “Satch” Sanders.
The class will be formally inducted in Springfield, Mass., in August.
Meanwhile, Rodman’s Detroit Pistons jersey was retired during a halftime ceremony of the team’s April 1 game against the Chicago Bulls in Auburn Hills, Mich.
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