Divac, Moncrief, Sikma, Weatherspoon headline '19 Hall class

Sikma, Divac, Moncrief headline Basketball Hall of Fame Class of 2019

Vlade Divac, Sidney Moncrief highlight 2019 Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame class

Weatherspoon was inducted into the Women's Basketball Hall of Fame in 2010.

Drafted by the Boston Celtics 10th overall in 1972, Westphal played 12 seasons in the National Basketball Association.

The Tennessee A&I teams of 1957-59, Al Attles, Charles "Chuck" Cooper, Vlade Divac, Carl Braun and the Wayland Baptist University teams of 1948-82 were also announced as the Class of 2019 on Saturday hours before the Final Four at U.S. Bank Stadium.

Moncrief, 61, was a two-time Defensive Player of the Year and a five-time All-Defensive Team choice. Fitch was two-time NBA Coach of the Year and spent 25 years on the sideline in the NBA.

Westphal was an NBA coach after a five-time NBA All-Star career.

According to Wojnarowski, three highly regarded Hall of Fame candidates, Ben Wallace, Chris Webber and Marques Johnson, did not make the cut.

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The induction ceremony will take place September 6th at the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in Springfield, Massachusetts.

Westphal won the NBA's Comeback Player of the Year following the 1982-83 season with the New York Knicks.

"It turned out to be a key thing for me", Sikma said.

First, Mark Berman from Fox 26 posted on Twitter that Bill Fitch, who led the Boston Celtics to win the 1987 NBA Championship, was picked for the Hall of Fame. Weatherspoon was a five-time WNBA All-Star. He played eight seasons with the Los Angeles Lakers, two with the Charlotte Hornets and six with the Sacramento Kings, averaging 11.8 points and 8.2 rebounds. Westphal led the "Sunderella Suns" to their first Western Conference Championship in 1976, and also helped the Suns to Western Conference Finals appearances in 1979 and 1984. Attles was voted into the Hall of Fame as a contributor. Jones started his career in Denver when the Nuggets were in the ABA and he made the ABA All-Star team, All-Rookie Team, and two times was on the league's All-Defensive Team.

Sikma is a seven-time NBA All-Star and NBA champion. He was the 1982-1983 NBA's Sixth Man of the Year Award victor while posting 9.0 points per game and 4.6 rebounds. He played for the Philadelphia Warriors from 1960-71 and later was a coach, executive and ambassador for the organization. Led by players such as Campy Russell and Bobby Smith, the Cavs won 49 games that season and claimed the Central Division title. He was a five-time NBA All-Star who won a title with the Boston Celtics in 1962.

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