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On This Day: Isiah Thomas, Bob McAdoo inducted into Hall of Fame

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On this day in 2000, 12-time NBA All-Star Isiah Thomas and five-time NBA All-Star Bob McAdoo were among six individuals elected into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame.

Thomas, who played all 13 of his years in the NBA with the Detroit Pistons, is considered one of the 50 greatest players to ever play. He led the Pistons to back-to-back NBA championships in 1989 and 1990 and was named the Finals Most Valuable Player during their second title run.

McAdoo is regarded as one of the greatest scoring forwards in history, averaging 22.1 points, 9.4 rebounds and 2.3 assists in 852 career games between seven teams. The two-time champion was named the MVP in 1975 after averaging a career-high 34.5 points per game.

The Class of 2000 Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame inductees

Name

Category

Danny Biasone

Contributor

Bob McAdoo

Player

Charles Newton

Contributor

Pat Summit

Coach

Isiah Thomas

Player

Morgan Wootten

Coach

In addition to Thomas and McAdoo, the class also featured the late Pat Summit, who is regarded as one of the greatest coaches in basketball history. When she retired in 2012, her 1,098 career wins made her the winningest coach in NCAA history.

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