Don Nelson, Reggie Miller, Ralph Sampson and Jamaal Wilkes have been voted into the 2012 Class of the Basketball Hall of Fame.
"It's a humbling experience obviously" Miller said on the NBA TV broadcast from New Orleans in conjunction with the Final Four there. "You look at all the men and women that are on this dais and the ones that are out there (in the audience) watching this and the ones that are at home, to be a part of this exclusive club is pretty special."
"I'm the luckiest man in the world," Nelson said at the announcement. "I've been involved in the game of basketball for 60 years, and I've never had a bad day. Even when we've lost games and we've had some tough experiences, they've all been great days. I'm one of those rare guys that throughout his life has been able to do what he's loved to do and I've done it my entire life. Now to be inducted into the Hall of Fame is like the cherry on top of my ice cream."
Maurice Cheeks, Bill Fitch, Bernard King, Dick Motta and Rick Pitino fell short of the 18 votes required from the 24-person panel.