National Collegiate Basketball Hall of Fame

National Collegiate Basketball Hall of Fame The National Collegiate Basketball Hall of Fame is located in Kansas City, MO inside of The College Basketball experience. It is the official hall of fame for men's college basketball.
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We induct players and coaches every November in KCMO - a public event. The National Collegiate Basketball Hall of Fame located within the nationally renowned and award winning College Basketball Experience in downtown Kansas City, Missouri is home to the official collegiate basketball hall of fame for the nation. The National Collegiate Basketball Hall of Fame is one of the most unique hall of fames that exists within the sports hall of fame categories. The state-of-the-art presentation of the great basketball players, coaches and contributors in this space is awe-inspiring and a must see.

National Association of Basketball Coaches
09/10/2020

National Association of Basketball Coaches

Voter registration and turnout historically lags for younger generations, including student-athletes.

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National Association of Basketball Coaches
09/01/2020

National Association of Basketball Coaches

Tributes to the late John Thompson continue to pour in from the college basketball coaching community.

Legendary Georgetown coach John Thompson Jr., has died at age 78. He is a member of the National Collegiate Basketball H...
08/31/2020

Legendary Georgetown coach John Thompson Jr., has died at age 78. He is a member of the National Collegiate Basketball Hall of Fame​ Class of 2006.

At Providence College in Rhode Island, John Thompson led the freshman team to a record of 20 wins and 2 losses and averaged over 32 points per game. In 1964, Providence appeared in the NCAA tournament and he was named the New England College Player of the Year. During the late 60's and early 70's, Thompson coached at St. Anthony's, a small Catholic school in northeast Washington. From St. Anthony's he sent a dozen scholarship players to the collegiate ranks. In 1972 Thompson began coaching at Georgetown University. He led the Hoyas to 24 straight post-season appearances, three NCAA Final Fours and the National Championship in 1984. Thompson has been named National Coach of the Year three times and Big East Coach of the Year three times.

Meet the new CEO of our NABC! https://www.chicagotribune.com/sports/college/ct-craig-robinson-nabc-college-basketball-mi...
08/24/2020
Q&A with Craig Robinson: New NABC director shares his vision for college basketball and compares his sister Michelle Obama’s DNC speech to a classic 1970s funk-soul performance

Meet the new CEO of our NABC!
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Craig Robinson, the former Oregon State coach and Bucks' assistant coach, was hired in July to lead the National Association of Basketball Coaches. The Chicago native and the brother of former First Lady Michelle Obama weighed in about playing college basketball during the pandemic and what it was l...

Happy birthday to this Hall of Famer!
08/21/2020

Happy birthday to this Hall of Famer!

🏀🎂On August 21, 1936 Wilt Chamberlain was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He played 3 seasons of varsity basketball at Overbrook High School, with the team accumulating an overall record of 56–3 and he broke Tom Gola's high school scoring record by tallying 2,252 points, averaging 37.4 points per game. After his last OverbrookHigh season, more than 200 universities tried to recruit the basketball prodigy. In the end, after visiting The University of Kansas and conferring with the school's renowned college coach Phog Allen, Chamberlain proclaimed that he was going to play college basketball at Kansas. In his first year, he played for the Jayhawks freshman team. On December 3, 1956, Chamberlain made his varsity debut as a center. In his first game, he scored 52 points and grabbed 31 rebounds, breaking both all-time Kansas records in an 87–69 win against Northwestern. As he did at Overbrook, Chamberlain showcased his diverse athletic talent. He ran the 100-yard dash in 10.9 seconds, shot-putted 56 feet, triple jumped more than 50 feet, and won the high jump in the Big Eight track and field championships 3 straight years. In his 2 varsity seasons at Kansas, he averaged 29.9 points and 18.3 rebounds per game. After a frustrating junior year, Chamberlain wanted to become a professional player before finishing his senior year. However, at that time, the NBA did not accept players until after their college graduating class had been completed. Therefore, Chamberlain was prohibited from joining the NBA for a year, and decided to play for the Harlem Globetrotters in 1958. Chamberlain was a territorial pick in the 1959 NBA Draft, selected by the Philadelphia Warriors. On October 24, 1959, Chamberlain finally made his NBA debut for Philadelphia. In his first NBA game, against the New York Knicks, the rookie center scored 43 points and grabbed 28 rebounds. In his first NBA season, Chamberlain averaged 37.6 points and 27 rebounds. Wilt broke 8 NBA records, and was named NBA MVP and Rookie of the Year that season, a feat matched only by Wes Unseld in the 1968–69 NBA season. Wilt capped off his rookie season by winning the 1960 NBA All-Star Game MVP award with a 23-point, 25-rebound performance for the East. In Chamberlain's 3rd season, he averaged an astonishing 50.4 points and grabbed 25.7 rebounds per game. On March 2, 1962, in Hershey, Pennsylvania, Wilt scored 100 points, shot 36 of 63 from the field, and made 28 of 32 free throws against the Knicks. Chamberlain’s 4,029 regular-season points made him the only player to break the 4,000-point barrier. In the 1962–63 NBA season, Chamberlain continued his array of statistical feats averaging 44.8 points and 24.3 rebounds per game. At the 1965 All-Star break Chamberlain was traded to the Philadelphia 76ers. After the trade Chamberlain found himself on a promising 76ers team that included Hal Greer and talented role players Larry Costello, Chet Walker and Lucious Jackson. In the 1967 NBA Playoffs, the 76ers ended the Boston Celtics historic run of 8 consecutive NBA titles and defeated Chamberlain’s old team, the Warriors, on their way to the NBA title. On July 9, 1968, Chamberlain was the centerpiece of a major trade between the 76ers and the Los Angeles Lakers, who sent center Darrall Imhoff, forward Jerry Chambers and guard Archie Clark to Philadelphia, making it the first time a reigning NBA MVP was traded the next season. Chamberlain joined a Lakers squad which featured Elgin Baylor and Jerry West. In the 1971–72 NBA season, the Lakers embarked on an unprecedented 33-game win streak en route to a then-record 69 wins in the regular season on their way to the NBA Title. The following 1972–73 NBA season was to be Chamberlain's last. However in 1973, the San Diego Conquistadors of the NBA rival league ABA signed Chamberlain as a player-coach. However, the Lakers sued their former star and successfully prevented him from actually playing, because he still owed them the option year of his contract. Chamberlain had a successful career, winning 2 NBA championships, earning 4 regular-season MVP awards, the Rookie of the Year award, the NBA Finals MVP award, and was selected to 13 All-Star Games and 10 All-NBA First and Second teams. He was subsequently enshrined in the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in 1978. He totaled 31,419 points (30.1 ppg), 23,924 rebounds (22.9 rpg) and
4,643 assists (4.4 apg). He also led the league in assists in 1968. His number 13 has been retired by the Globetrotters, Warriors, 76ers, Lakers and at Kansas. Chamberlain passed away on October 12, 1999 at the age of 63. He was inducted into the National Collegiate Basketball Hall of Fame in 2006.🎂🏀 (Photo Credit: Basketbal Archives)
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08/21/2020
National Association of Basketball Coaches

National Association of Basketball Coaches

How can Black coaches counteract the 'recruiting specialist' stereotype?

"Make sure you empower your people to be great overall."

Providence coach Ed Cooley joined an important panel to discuss "Breaking Barriers." ⬇️

08/20/2020
National Association of Basketball Coaches

National Association of Basketball Coaches

For Thunder coach Billy Donovan, the opportunity to have high-level responsibilities as a young assistant paved the way for a future as a head coach!

08/20/2020
National Association of Basketball Coaches

National Association of Basketball Coaches

NABC Executive Director Craig Robinson joined Pickup Game with Seth Greenberg to discuss the state of college basketball.

"Be patient. Remain as flexible as you can. And keep the ideas coming."

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National Association of Basketball Coaches
08/17/2020
National Association of Basketball Coaches

National Association of Basketball Coaches

“Improving diversity among coaches and administrators in college athletics has long been a shared goal of the NABC and WBCA, and we believe the Russell Rule is a positive step in that direction."

National Association of Basketball Coaches
08/08/2020

National Association of Basketball Coaches

"I’m coaching to win but also coaching to get our guys better every day."

- Howard coach Kenneth Blakeney

(via The Athletic)

Our condolences on the passing of 2015 Hall of Fame Inductee Lou Henson.
07/30/2020
College hoops coaching great Henson dies at 88

Our condolences on the passing of 2015 Hall of Fame Inductee Lou Henson.

Lou Henson died Saturday at age 88. He had a record of 779-413 during a coaching career spent primarily at Illinois and New Mexico State.

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07/29/2020

Check out these NABC webinars.

Join us today for 3⃣ NABC Championship Webinars!

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07/13/2020
National Association of Basketball Coaches

First words from Craig Robinson on his new role!

"The landscape of college basketball is really changing, and I really wanted to be a part of that."

Watch the full interview with new NABC Executive Director Craig Robinson!

Congratulations to the next ED at the NABC! “I’m extremely honored and excited for this tremendous and vital opportunity...
07/13/2020
National Association of Basketball Coaches

Congratulations to the next ED at the NABC!
“I’m extremely honored and excited for this tremendous and vital opportunity,” said Robinson. “I’d like to thank the NABC, our Board of Directors, President Jamie Dixon and the search committee for
selecting me at such an important time for our membership, our players and our game. I look forward to the challenges ahead.”

A decorated coach. An accomplished administrator. A principled leader. An advocate for the game.

Announcing Craig Robinson as the next Executive Director of the NABC!

National Association of Basketball Coaches
07/02/2020

National Association of Basketball Coaches

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National Association of Basketball Coaches
06/30/2020

National Association of Basketball Coaches

Lots of coaching wisdom coming today on the NABC Championship Webinar series!

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National Association of Basketball Coaches
06/29/2020

National Association of Basketball Coaches

Back to work on the NABC Championship Webinar series!

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National Association of Basketball Coaches
06/26/2020

National Association of Basketball Coaches

Wrap up the week with a pair of NABC Championship Webinars!

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National Association of Basketball Coaches
06/09/2020

National Association of Basketball Coaches

Learn from a pair of veteran coaches today on the NABC Championship Webinar series!

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06/06/2020

To our valued customers, clients, patrons, visitors, guests, vendors and friends of The College Basketball Experience (The CBE) and National Collegiate Basketball Hall of Fame...

The CBE and Hall of Fame remains temporarily closed due to the dangers of Covid-19 and the guidance received from national, state and local public health authorities as well as the difficulty in providing safe social distancing protocols in our facility for all activities and events occurring in our facility under normal circumstances.

This is a difficult time for us all and we truly miss seeing all of our friends, visitors, guests, partners, patrons and clients but we will return in due time bigger and better than ever!

Please stay tuned to this page for any announcement regarding our future reopening schedule.

In the meantime, we extend our heartfelt thanks to everyone for your past support of the mission of The CBE/Hall of Fame and look forward to your continued support and patronage!

Please continue to be safe as our nation works to get back to a level of normalcy for all.

Best,

Kevin Henderson
CEO
The College Basketball Experience and National Collegiate Bssketball Hall of Fame

The College Basketball Experience
06/03/2020

The College Basketball Experience

Our sincere condolences to the family of University of Louisville great and National Collegiate Basketball Hall of a Famer Westley (Wes) Sissel Unseld. Rest In Power and Peace.

National Association of Basketball Coaches
06/02/2020

National Association of Basketball Coaches

Sympathy alone is not enough.

National Association of Basketball Coaches
05/27/2020

National Association of Basketball Coaches

Only 1⃣ week left to watch over 90 NABC Championship Webinar replays for free! Learn from the game's top coaching minds!

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Legendary college basketball coach Eddie Sutton has passed away. Class of 2011, he was a four-time coach of the year.  S...
05/24/2020

Legendary college basketball coach Eddie Sutton has passed away. Class of 2011, he was a four-time coach of the year. Sutton recorded 804 wins during his 36-year coaching career. He was the first coach to take four different teams to the NCAA tournament, doing so with Creighton, Arkansas and Kentucky before taking his Alma Mater Oklahoma State. His Cowboy teams reached the NCAA Final Four in 1995 and 2004.

National Association of Basketball Coaches
05/05/2020

National Association of Basketball Coaches

A pair of NABC Championship Webinars on tap today!

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Happy Birthday to 2016 Hall of Fame inductee, UCLA’s Jamaal Wilkes! Two-time consensus first-team All-American Jamaal Wi...
05/02/2020

Happy Birthday to 2016 Hall of Fame inductee, UCLA’s Jamaal Wilkes!

Two-time consensus first-team All-American Jamaal Wilkes made history as part of the UCLA Bruins’ legendary 88-game win streak that ran from January 1971 to January 1974. Averaging 15.0 points and 7.4 rebounds per game over the course of his three-year career, Wilkes helped Coach John Wooden and UCLA to two national titles and one third-place finish from 1972-74 and, in the process, earned three first-team Academic All-America nods. Wilkes went on to play 12 seasons in the NBA, winning four titles, three All-Star selections and the 1975 NBA Rookie of the Year Award. His jersey has been retired by both UCLA and the Los Angeles Lakers.

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1401 Grand Blvd
Kansas City, MO
64106

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Congratulations to Ernie DiGregorio for his induction into the National College Basketball Hall of Fame. A true legend of the game playing for Providence College. Although 50 years ago, it is a cherished time that is still remembered by many today.
Congrats to all 2019 inductees into the National Collegiate Basketball Hall of Fame, especially Ernie DiGregorio, a hometown hero here in Providence for his playing days as a Friar great. This new book is a tribute to the team your Friars thrilled the nation with by going all the way to the Final Four.
Congrats to Ernie D on enshrinement in the National Basketball Hall of Fame. Memories of the magical 1972-73 Friars season still endure for so many. https://www.amazon.com/Homegrown-Making-1972-73-Providence-College/dp/1092494634/ref=sr_1_11?keywords=Paul+Lonardo&qid=1566446324&s=gateway&sr=8-11
I have been trying to get ahold of someone regarding the Hall of Fame program and I cannot reach anyone. Is there a program that is given out to people that has greetings from their supporters such as their high school and college friends? I know when my brother was in the Indiana Basketball Hall of Fame people and well wishers were able to put congratulations from different people in the program. Please advise on who I can talk to. Thank you.
It has been nearly 50 years ago since an exciting and talented Providence College basketball team came within a whisker of making it to the 1973 NCAA Finals. Had Marvin Barnes, PC’s dominant center, not been injured in the semifinal game against Memphis, they likely would have met up with Bill Walton and the mighty UCLA Bruins for a Finals showdown. “Homegrown: The Making of the 1972-73 Providence College Friars” is a new book that reveals how that team was assembled. It is a retrospective of that team’s remarkable season, as well as a history of the school’s basketball program, which was itself responsible for drawing the local talent that propelled the 1973 Friars to the Final Four of the NCAA Basketball Tournament. https://www.amazon.com/Homegrown-Making-1972-73-Providence-College/dp/1092494634/ref=sr_1_11?keywords=Paul+Lonardo&qid=1566446324&s=gateway&sr=8-11
Basketball Trivia: Do you know who invented the College Basketball Mascot for St. Joseph's Universty located in PA? Anyone?? It was my father, Jim Brennan who came up with the idea, had the costume made then had the honor of being the first hawk. He was the one that started the tradition of wing flapping, non-stop, the entire game. Mr. Brennan wrote a book called HawkTales - its about the history of St. Joe's Hawk. Interested? All proceeds are going towards erecting a bronze hawk statue on the campus of St. Joe's. Slam dunk your copy today at HawkTales.org - Thank You!! Please Share and Thank You for Posting! #originalhawk #keepflappin #stjosephsuniversity #hawktales