He was named an NBA All-Star five times in total and won the Comeback Player of the Year Award with NY in 1982-83.
Former Bucks players Sidney Moncrief and Jack Sikma elected to Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame: Ben Steele of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel also touched on Moncriefand Jack Sikma being elected to this year's Hall of Fame class, respectively.
The announcement was made on Saturday morning. Moncrief was a two-time Defensive Player of the Year and a five-time All-Defensive team choice.
The 2019 Basketball Hall of Fame are introduced during the Basketball Hall of Fame press conference at U.S. Bank Stadium.
With the election of Westphal, the Suns will total 11 former players inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame as players. The five-time All-Star died in 2010 at age 82.
Jones is an eight-time NBA All-Defensive First Team member and NBA champion. He is also a four-time NBA All-Star (1977, 1978, 1981, 1982) and the recipient of the 1983 NBA Sixth Man Award.
Moncrief, who played alongside Sikma with the Bucks from 1986-89, also reached the Final Four in his final season at Arkansas, where he was coached by Eddie Sutton.
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Chuck Cooper, the first African-American player drafted by an National Basketball Association team.
- Carl Braun joined the Knicks during the NBA's second season in 1947-48 and played 12 of his 13 seasons for the team, averaging 13.5 points per game. He was a seventh-round pick of the Philadelphia Warriors in 1960 and played his first two seasons for the Warriors in Philadelphia before they moved to the San Francisco area.
Fitch sits in the top ten in career wins (944) among NBA head coaches and he is a two-time NBA Coach of the Year.
The Suns won 62 games under Westphal in his first year, losing in the NBA Finals.
The point guard played until 1971 and his #16 jersey is one of six to hang from the rafters of Oracle Arena-it will hang from the Chase Center rafters next year. He coached the Warriors for 14 season after he retired in 1971, including the 1974-1975 championship-winning season.
Good to go: Giannis dominates as Bucks earn home-court advantage in playoffs ($): From Friday afternoon, The Athletic's Eric Nehm explored Bucks superstar Giannis Antetokounmpo's definitive performance in the team's win over the Philadelphia 76ers Thursday night. The Tennessee A&I men's teams from 1957-59 that became the first collegiate team to win three straight championships and the Wayland Baptist University women's team that won 131 games in a row from 1953-58 and 10 Amateur Athletic Union national championships overall will also be enshrined in Springfield, Massachusetts, on September 6.