Grant Hill to enter Basketball Hall of Fame

30 March, 2018, 00:44 | Author: Elena Meyer
  • Report: Grant Hill, Jason Kidd, Steve Nash in 2018 Hall of Fame class

According to ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski, current Warriors player development consultant and former Phoenix Suns star Steve Nash will be formally announced as a member of the 2018 Hall of Fame class at the Final Four this weekend.

Kidd, Nash and Hill each have been officially notified of their inductions into the 2018 Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame class.

Maurice Cheeks will also join the heralded trio in Springfield.

Despite a career marred by injuries, Hill averaged 16.7 points, 6.0 rebounds, and 4.1 assists per game through 18 years in the league. He played for Mavericks, Phoenix Suns, New York Nets and New York Knicks during his National Basketball Association career that last from 1994 to 2013.

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In 10 seasons with the Suns, Nash averaged 14.4 points, 9.4 assists and shot 50.4 percent from the field, 43.5 percent from three and 90.7 percent from the free throw line.

Kidd won a championship with the Mavericks in his second stint with the team in 2011.

He ranks second all time in assists and steals and later transitioned into coaching with the Nets and most recently, the Bucks. Nash now serves as general manager of the Canadian national team, and has a minor player development role with the Golden State Warriors. He earned four first-team All-Defensive team honors and four All-Star appearances with the Philadelphia 76ers.

In addition to his media work, Hill now serves on the NCAA's commission on college basketball, led by former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, which is aimed at ridding college basketball of improper recruiting practices.

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