Bulls' Rodman, Winter, Gilmore in Hall of Fame

435102.jpg

Bulls' Rodman, Winter, Gilmore in Hall of Fame

Monday, April 4, 2011
Posted: 1:14 p.m.

HOUSTON (AP)Dennis Rodman, Chris Mullin and a trio of coaching legends are part of the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fames Class of 2011.

Coaches Tex Winter, innovator of the Triangle offense, Stanfords Tara VanDerveer and Philadelphia Universitys Herb Magee were part of the class announced Monday at the Final Four in Houston.

Its cool, man. Its a great feeling, Rodman said.

Longtime NBA and ABA star Artis Gilmore, former Portland TrailBlazers center Arvydas Sabonis and Olympic gold medalist Teresa Edwards also will be inducted. They are joined by Harlem Globetrotter Reece Goose Tatum and Boston Celtic Tom Satch Sanders.

READ: Season winds down, Bulls playoff picture heats up

The class will be formally inducted in Springfield, Mass., in August.

When asked who helped him get to the Hall of Fame, Rodman had a simple answer: Me.

Rodman, known as much for his flair for fashion as his equally impressive defensive skills, did not disappoint Monday. The two-time NBA defensive player of the year wore sneakers, jeans, a black ballcap, tan vest with leopard and tan scarves, and his white shirt with gold sequined cuffs was unbuttoned and knotted at the waist, a la Julia Roberts in Pretty Woman.

For VanDerveer, Mondays announcement was bittersweet, coming just hours after her Stanford team lost 63-62 to Texas A&M in a national semifinal in Indianapolis.

This is kind of a tough morning to be a basketball coach for me waking up after our loss last night, she said on a conference call. This opportunity to be enshrined in Naismith is an incredible honor, and Im overwhelmed by it.

READ: Bulls praise Rodman's legacy

In December, VanDerveer became the sixth woman to get 800 coaching victories.

Its the ultimate compliment to a coach or basketball player. Im humbled and honored. You should be really excited about it, but I wish it hadnt come on this day. Im not feeling great about myself or how we played. You go back and think about all the things I could have done or should have done. The sun didnt come up this morning here.

Five-time NBA All-Star and St. Johns all-time leading scorer Mullin learned he had made the hall in an early morning phone call that woke him up.

I actually went back to sleep, but I slept with a big smile on my face, Mullin said.

Copyright 2011 Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

SportsTalk Live Podcast: No Wade, no how

wade_butler_returns_to_bulls_slide_paris.jpg

SportsTalk Live Podcast: No Wade, no how

In the latest SportsTalk Live Podcast, Jon Greenberg (The Athletic), Lauren Comitor (The Athletic) and Nick Friedell (ESPN 1000) join Kap on the panel. 

The Bulls have defined their direction, but will that direction include Dwyane Wade and Rajon Rondo? 

Kyle Schwarber strikes out three times in his Iowa debut. How long will he be in Triple-A?

Plus, Joe Maddon doesn’t care about your lineup concerns, Jose Quintana auditions against the Yankees, and Scott Paddock talks NASCAR and NHRA.

Listen to the SportsTalk Live Podcast right here:

5 at 5: Meet the new Bulls, Cubs lineup changes and how Cubs, Sox are handling bullpens

lauri_markkanen_0627.jpg
USA TODAY

5 at 5: Meet the new Bulls, Cubs lineup changes and how Cubs, Sox are handling bullpens

In Tuesday's edition of 5 at 5, Chuck Garfien and Tom Cooper break down the top five Chicago sports storylines right now.

Included is another new Cubs lineup, how Joe Maddon and Rick Renteria are handling the bullpens on both sides of town and a discussion of favorite old video games. Plus, reaction to the Bulls' introduction of new players Lauri Markkanen, Kris Dunn and Zach LaVine.

Also, which Chicago athlete would be best in a WWE ring?

5 AT 5 - 6/27/2017

The Cubs batting lineup is like a box of chocolates. You never know what you're going to get. The 5 @ 5 wants to hear your thoughts on the batting order PLUS MORE!

Posted by CSN Chicago on Tuesday, June 27, 2017