Wilkins receives news about 2006 Naismith Basketball Memorial Hall of Fame induction. Other inductees in the class include former NBA players Charles Barkley and Joe Dumars, University of Connecticut women’s head coach Geno Auriemma, ex- Big East commisioner Dave Gavitt, and Italian head basketball coach Sandra Gamba.
I am proud to be a member of this outstanding group of individuals, many of whom I played against and had some classic battles. Since my retirement from basketball, I have waited for this call and am honored to be recognized as one of the greatest to have ever played the game. I’m truly humbled by this experience, and I am appreciative of the many coaches and teammates who have been instrumental throughout my career.