Pippen, Malone lead 2010 Hall of Fame class

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) – Karl Malone, Scottie Pippen and two of the best U.S. Olympic teams are part of the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame’s Class of 2010. Los Angeles Lakers owner Jerry Buss, high school coaching great Bob Hurley, Sr., and WNBA star Cynthia Cooper are also in the class announced Monday at the Final Four in Indianapolis. NBA veterans Dennis Johnson and Gus Johnson and international star Maciel “Ubiratan” Pereira will be honored posthumously. The 1960 and 1992 U.S. Olympic teams, which both won Olympic gold medals, will be part of the induction ceremony on Aug. 13. Malone and Pippen, both eligible for election for the first time, were part of the original Dream Team in 1992.

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