Essence.com
Dec, 16, 2009


Basketball living legend Michael Jordan is about to get his props. Jordan was elected to the class of 2009 Basketball Hall of Fame on April 6 along with Rutgers University women's coach C. Vivian Stringer, according to the Associated Press. The announcement was made in Detroit, and the induction will be September 10-12 in Springfield, MA, home of the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame. Jordan has become one the most recognizable athletes around the world as a five-time MVP player known for his soaring dunks, Nike commercials and “Air Jordan" nickname. Stringer, a Black woman, has led three separate teams to the Final Four in her 38-year career and has an 825-280 mark spanning four decades. She also guided Rutgers to its fifth straight regional semifinals trip this season. —BB

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