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Rudy Tomjanovich named Hall of Fame finalist

Don’t underestimate the heart of a champion.

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Rockets legend and 2x NBA champion Rudy Tomjanovich has been named a finalist to be inducted into the Basketball Hall of Fame.

Rudy T is part of a class headlined by Jason Kidd, Ray Allen, and Grant Hill, all of whom seem to be locks to make it in for 2018. However, Tomjanovich has been here many times before and he could very well join them in Springfield this summer.

Also a part of the group of finalists is Houston Comets legend Tina Thompson, one of the leaders of the Comets dynasty and four consecutive championships that began the WNBA.

Tomjanovich had this to say on potentially becoming a Hall of Famer:

Coach Tomjanovich’s resume speaks for itself. He’s the franchise leader in wins and led the team to their only two championships in Rockets history. He epitomized the Clutch City era and is a part of many iconic moments in the history of the franchise. On top of his success with the Rockets, he also led the United States to a gold medal at the 2000 Olympic Games in Sydney.

Houston fans have been waiting for Rudy T to get inducted for years and hopefully the wait will come to an end this year.