Jordan Leads 2009 Hall-of-Fame Class

Jason ColdironCorrespondent IApril 7, 2009

NEW YORK - NOVEMBER 5:  Michael Jordan, Co-owner of the Charlotte Bobcats, sits courtside at the New York Knicks game against the Bobcats November 5, 2008 at Madison Square Garden in New York City. (Photo by Neil Miller-Pool/Getty Images)

Yesterday the NBA announced its inductees for this year's Hall-of-Fame class.


The group is headlined my Michael Jordan.


When asked for comment, Jordan said, "I don't like being up here for the Hall-of-Fame because at that time your basketball career is completely over. I was hoping this day would be 20 more years, or actually go in when I'm dead and gone."


Joining Jordan in the Hall-of-Fame will be former Dream Team teammates David Robinson and John Stockton.


Stockton noted, "Growing up I never thought about the Hall of Fame. "All I wanted was a chance to go to college."


Also joining the group will be coaches Jerry Sloan, of the Jazz, and women's coach C. Vivian Stringer,  who is third all time in wins for women's coaches.