Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

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Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

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Abdul-Jabbar Among Hall Of Fame Nominees

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, one of the most dominant forces in the history of the basketball, was among nine men and two women nominated for the Basketball Hall of Fame in Springfield, Mass.

As Lew Alcindor, Abdul-Jabbar led UCLA to three NCAA championships. In the NBA, he led the Milwaukee Bucks to their only title and the Los Angeles Lakers to five, was MVP an unprecedented six times and played in a record 19 All-Star games.

Also nominated as players were former Boston defensive ace Tom "Satch" Sanders; Arnie Risen, who played on NBA championship teams with both Rochester and Boston; Vern Mikkelsen, one of NBA's first power forwards with Minneapolis, and Kresimir Cosic, a former Yugoslavian star.

Tabbed as coaches were Gene Shue, John Kundla and Alexsandr Gomelsky, Soviet coach whose 1988 squad won the Olympic gold medal.

Anne Donovan, the standout center who led the U.S. women's team to two Olympic gold medals, and Cheryl Miller, who led USC to a pair of NCAA championships, were nominated by the Women's Committee. The late Earl Strom was nominated as a referee. He died July 10 at age 66.



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