Basketball Corridor of Fame chairman Jerry Colangelo advised ESPN that the enshrinement ceremony for Kobe Bryant, Kevin Garnett, Tim Duncan, and 5 others will likely be delayed till 2021 due to the coronavirus pandemic.
The ceremony was to have taken place in Springfield on Aug. 29. Colangelo advised ESPN that the occasion will likely be moved till the spring of 2021.
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Colangelo didn’t reply to a request for remark from The Related Press. There was no instant announcement from the Corridor of Fame in regards to the rescheduling plan.
“We’re positively canceling,” Colangelo advised ESPN. “It’s going to must be the primary quarter of subsequent 12 months. We’ll meet in a few weeks and take a look at the choices of how and when and the place.”
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Bryant, Garnett and Duncan all bought into the Corridor of their first 12 months as finalists, as did WNBA nice Tamika Catchings. The opposite members of the Class of 2020 have been two-time NBA champion coach Rudy Tomjanovich, longtime Baylor girls’s coach Kim Mulkey, 1,000-game winner Barbara Stevens of Bentley and three-time Last 4 coach Eddie Sutton — who died this previous weekend.