Eddie Sutton Excluded From 2016 Naismith Hall Of Fame Class


Monday, April 4th 2016, 7:27 pm
By: Brett Coppenbarger


Legendary OSU basketball coach, Eddie Sutton, was left off the list of inductees yet again when the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame class was announced on Monday.

There are 24 people in the selection committee, and a Naismith finalist must get at least 18 votes to be certified for induction. Sutton is the only coach with at least 800 victories to be excluded from the Hall of Fame, while he also has two Final Four appearances on his resume.

Here are the 10 inductees:

Shaquille O’Neal: NBA MVP, three-time NBA Finals MVP, played 19 seasons averaging 23.7 points and 10.9 rebounds

Allen Iverson: NBA MVP, played 14 years averaging 26.7 points and 6.2 assists

Yao Ming: former No. 1 overall pick of the Rockets, eight time all-star

Jerry Reinsdorf: longtime owner of the Bulls

Sheryl Swoopes: three-time WNBA MVP, three-time Olympic Gold Medalist

Tom Izzo: Michigan State head coach, seven trips to Final Four

Zelmo Beatty: ABA MVP, averaged 17.1 points and 10.9 rebounds in the ABA, two-time NBA all-star

Darell Garretson: referee

John McLendon: first black coach at predominantly white school, won three NAIA championships

Cumberland Posey: star in the 1900s, also in baseball hall of fame

Congrats to all @Hoophall inductees. But not putting Eddie Sutton in is simply unfathomable

— Doug Gottlieb (@GottliebShow) April 4, 2016

Here are the 10 inductees:

Shaquille O’Neal: NBA MVP, three-time NBA Finals MVP, played 19 seasons averaging 23.7 points and 10.9 rebounds

Allen Iverson: NBA MVP, played 14 years averaging 26.7 points and 6.2 assists

Yao Ming: former No. 1 overall pick of the Rockets, eight time all-star

Jerry Reinsdorf: longtime owner of the Bulls

Sheryl Swoopes: three-time WNBA MVP, three-time Olympic Gold Medalist

Tom Izzo: Michigan State head coach, seven trips to Final Four

Zelmo Beatty: ABA MVP, averaged 17.1 points and 10.9 rebounds in the ABA, two-time NBA all-star

Darell Garretson: referee

John McLendon: first black coach at predominantly white school, won three NAIA championships

Cumberland Posey: star in the 1900s, also in baseball hall of fame

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