April 15, 2024

Vince Carter, Chauncey Billups elected into Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame’s Class of 2024: Sources

Vince Carter and Chauncey Billups have been elected into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame Class of 2024, league sources tell The Athletic.

Carter, 47, was an eight-time All-Star with the Toronto Raptors and New Jersey Nets and was the 1999 Rookie of the Year. He retired with 25,728 career points, which ranks 21st all-time in NBA history, and played a league-record 22 seasons.

Billups, 47, the current coach of the Portland Trail Blazers, was a five-time All-Star and won NBA Finals MVP in 2004 when the Detroit Pistons defeated the Los Angeles Lakers to win the title.

The full 2024 class is set to be announced Saturday in Phoenix as part of men’s Final Four festivities.

Michael Cooper, Walter Davis, Bo Ryan and Charles Smith are among the North American Committee finalists. The Women’s Committee finalists list consists of two names: Seimone Augustus, an eight-time WNBA All-Star, and Marian Washington, who coached the University of Kansas women’s basketball team for 31 seasons. Other finalists include Dick Barnett and Harley Redin (Veteran Committee); Michele Timms (International Committee); and Doug Collins, Herb Simon and Jerry West (Contributors Committee).

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