Basketball Hall of Fame Announces 2015 Enshrinement Presenters

SPRINGFIELD — The Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame announced the list of Hall of Famers who will present this year’s class at the 2015 enshrinement ceremony, presented by Nike. The event will be held Friday, Sept. 11 at Springfield Symphony Hall.

Members of the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame Class of 2015 were asked to select a previous inductee to accompany and present them to their peers. The choice is solely the decision of the incoming Hall of Famer. More than 50 Hall of Famers are expected to be in attendance for this year’s ceremony, including all presenters.

The inductees and presenters are:

• Dick Bavetta, presented by Charles Barkley (’06), Bob Lanier (’92), and Don Nelson (’12);

• John Calipari, presented by Larry Brown (’02), Julius Erving (’93), and Pat Riley (’08);

• Louis Dampier, presented by Dan Issel (’93);

• Lindsay Gaze, presented by Larry Brown (’02), Hank Nichols (’12), and Lute Olson (’02);

• Spencer Haywood, presented by Charles Barkley (’06), Bill Walton (’93), and Lenny Wilkens (’89, ’98, ’00);

• Tom Heinsohn, presented by Tom “Satch” Sanders (’11);

• John Isaacs, presented by Nate Archibald (’91);

• Lisa Leslie, presented by Cynthia Cooper-Dyke (’10), Teresa Edwards (’11), Katrina McClain (’12), Dawn Staley (’13), Tara VanDerveer (’11), Lynette Woodard (’04), and James Worthy (’03);

• Dikembe Mutombo, presented by David Stern (’14) and John Thompson (’99);

• George Raveling, presented by Phil Knight (’12), John Thompson (’99), and Lenny Wilkens (’89, ’98, ’00); and

• Jo Jo White, presented by Dave Cowens (’91) and John Havlicek (’84).

For more information on enshrinement tickets, call the Basketball Hall of Fame Ticket Office at (413) 231-5540. Tickets are available for multiple events throughout the weekend at varying price points. Each ticket price includes a tax-deductible donation to benefit the nonprofit Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame Inc.

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