Manu Ginobli leads this year’s finalists for a possible induction into Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame. Ginobli won four NBA championships since San Antonio Spurswhere he spent his entire 23-year career.
This is the first time Ginobli is a finalist, joining a rookie. Lindsey Whalen – triple WNBA Champion and double Olympic gold Medalist. Ginobli and Whalen are among the 11 finalists to be considered for HOF in 2022.
HOF 2022 Basketball Finalists
Together with Ginobli and Whalen, they became five-time NBA All-Stars. Tim HardawayNBA referee Hugh Evanssixth all-time winning NBA coach. George Karlfive-time NBA champion Michael Cooperfour-time WNBA All-Star and two-time Olympian. SwinCashNCAA National Champion and WNBA Coach of the Year. Marianne Stanleyconsensus National Collegiate Player of the Year Marquis Johnsontwo-time NCAA National Coach of the Year. Bob Hugginsand the best high school coach of all time, Letta Andrews.
Ginobli, 44, retired from the NBA in 2018, four seasons after winning his fourth and final title with Tim Duncan, Tony Parker as well as Main coach Gregg Popovich. He also won an Olympic gold medal with Argentina in 2004.
The 2022 HOF class will be announced on April 2 at NCAA Men’s Final Four in New Orleans. The consecration is scheduled for September 10th. Springfield, Massachusetts.