That '60 club was a dream team of its own, also compiling an 8-0 record and smashing foes by an average of 42.4 points en route to the gold medal. That team, which included 10 future NBA players, was led by Hall of Famers Oscar Robertson, Jerry Lucas, Jerry West and Walt Bellamy.
"To have the two U.S. Olympic teams coming in and to have each member of both teams arriving in Springfield to celebrate the occasion is outstanding," Basketball Hall of Fame president John L. Doleva said in a statement.
Doleva called the entire Class of 2010 "a diverse and distinguished group." Along with Malone, Pippen and the two U.S. squads, the inductees will include Jerry Buss, Cynthia Cooper, Bob Hurley, Sr., and posthumous honorees Dennis Johnson, Gus Johnson and Maciel "Ubiratan" Pereira.
What: Basketball Hall of Fame ceremony
When: Friday night
Where: Symphony Hall in Springfield, Mass.
Who: Karl Malone, Scottie Pippen, Jerry Buss, Cynthia Cooper, Bob Hurley, Sr., the 1960 and 1992 U.S. men's Olympic basketball teams and posthumous honorees Dennis Johnson, Gus Johnson and Maciel "Ubiratan" Pereira.
Watch: Class of 2010 press conference — Friday, 8 a.m. (NBA.com); Enshrinement ceremony — Friday, 5 p.m. (NBA-TV)
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