Defender extraordinaire Dennis Rodman and sharpshooter Chris Mullin headline the list of finalists for the 2011 Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame induction class. The list of finalists is, however, most noticeable for its lack of Pacers legend Reggie Miller, who did not get the seven of nine votes from the Hall's North American committee necessary to become a finalist.
Don Nelson, the all-time leader in wins as an NBA head coach and a pioneer in many aspects of the game, failed to make the finalists' ballot, too. In his place, Al Attles, Tex Winter, Dick Motta, Maurice Cheeks, Herb Magee, Hank Nichols, Ralph Sampson and Jamaal Wilkes will be up for induction. Two women -- Tara VanDerveer and Teresa Edwards -- are also finalists. Maurice Lucas was also among the snubs.
Successful inductees will be announced during the Final Four in April. The induction will occur in August.