According to FOX 26’s Mark Berman, Rudy Tomjanovich will be elected to the Hall of Fame. This is not a drill!
Wow! NBA sources: Former #Rockets Coach Rudy Tomjanovich elected to the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame.— Mark Berman (@MarkBermanFox26) April 3, 2020
After nearly two decades of Rudy T Hall of Fame snubs, the beloved Rockets head coach will enter basketball immortality.
As a player, Tomjanovich spent 11 seasons with the Rockets averaging 17.4 points per game and 8.1 rebounds per game.
After his playing career, Rudy T entered the scouting department and moved to the coaching staff in 1983.
After eight seasons as an assistant to Bill Fitch and Don Chaney, he became the head coach during the 1991-92 season.
He held the position until 2003, leading the Rockets to their only two championships in franchise history and is the winningest coach in Rockets history.
During his coaching career, Rudy T also led the 2000 U.S. Men’s Basketball team to a gold medal in Sydney, leaving his touch on the international game.
Every year, Rockets fans have scratched their heads wondering why Rudy T missed out, but the head scratching has now come to an end.
Rudy Tomjanovich is a Hall of Famer.