Former Piston Grant Hill selected for Hall of Fame

Former Piston Grant Hill selected for Hall of Fame

Point guards Jason Kidd and Steve Nash will both be inducted this year, ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski reported.

Per ESPN, other finalists for induction into the Hall of Fame are Ray Allen, Chris Webber, Charles Driesell, Rudy Tomjanovich, Baylor coach Kim Mulkey, Katie Smith, Tina Thompson, longtime National Basketball Association official Hugh Evans and the 1953-58 Wayland Baptist University teams.

Also joining the trio is former sixers guard, and current OKC assistant, "Mo" Cheeks.

Kidd's 12,091 assists sit behind only John Stockton for most in league history.

Hill, who played college at Duke, was drafted by the Pistons in 1994 with the third overall pick.

The Class of 2018 will officially be announced Saturday night at the Final Four in San Antonio. Nash now serves as general manager of the Canadian national team, and has a minor player development role with the Golden State Warriors.

Nash saw a very successful 18-year career with the Suns, Mavericks and Lakers becoming a two-time MVP and eight-time All Star. He was named Co-Rookie of the Year in 1995, alongside fellow Hall of Famer, Kidd.

Hill's career was derailed by constant lower body injuries over the last twelve years of his career. When Cheeks retired in 1993, he was the all-time leader in steals. He scored 17,387 points and totaled 10,335 assists across his career. He spanned his career as a member of the Detroit Pistons, Orlando Magic, Phoenix Suns, and Los Angeles Clippers, racking up seven NBA All-Star appearances, four All-NBA Second-team honors and one All-NBA First team honors.

Jason Kidd was sacked by the Bucks as head coach in January and he's in the midst of his longest period away from basketball in his entire adult life.

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