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Pitino, NBA star Payton lead class of 7 into Naismith Hall of Fame

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Members of the 2013 Hall of Fame class are honored Monday at the Final Four in Atlanta. (Getty Images)
Members of the 2013 Hall of Fame class are honored Monday at the Final Four in Atlanta. (Getty Images)

ATLANTA -- Rick Pitino, the Louisville coach who won his second national title Monday night, is among seven people elected to the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame.

Joining Pitino in the class of 2013, announced Monday, are former NBA stars Bernard King and Gary Payton, former UNLV coach Jerry Tarkanian, North Carolina women's coach Sylvia Hatchell, former University of Houston coach Guy Lewis, former University of Virginia star Dawn Staley.

The inductions will take place in Springfield, Mass. in September.

Inductees announced previously were Edwin E.B. Henderson, a direct elect by the Early African Pioneer Committee, longtime Indiana Pacers guard Roger Brown, Oscar Schmidt of Brazil, the leading scorer in Olympic history, Richie Guerin, a star for the New York Knicks in the 1950s, and Russ Granik, the longtime assistant commissioner of the NBA.

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