The Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame announced its 2017 inductees Saturday, with seven-time NBA All-Star Tracy McGrady and Kansas Jayhawks head coach Bill Self headlining the 11-person class.
Here's the full list of the inductees, per ESPN.com:
|2017 Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame Inductees|
|Tracy McGrady, Player||7x NBA All-Star, 2x NBA Scoring Champion|
|Bill Self, Coach||2008 National Championship (Kansas Jayhawks)|
|Rebecca Lobo, Player||1995 National Championship (UConn), 1996 Olympic Gold Medal|
|Muffet McGraw, Coach||2001 National Championship (Notre Dame)|
|Robert Hughes, Coach||Winningest Boys High School Coach in History (1,333 Victories)|
|Jerry Krause, Executive||6x NBA Champion (Chicago Bulls)|
|George McGinnis, Player||2x ABA Champion (Indiana Pacers)|
|Nikos Galis, Player||8x Greek League Champion, 5x Greek League MVP|
|Zack Clayton, Player||Member of the Harlem Globetrotters|
|Mannie Jackson, Player||Member of the Harlem Globetrotters|
|Tom Jernstedt, Executive||Former NCAA Vice President, "Father" of the Final Four|
The ceremony will be Sept. 8.
"I couldn't believe it," McGrady said upon receiving the news, per the Basketball Hall of Fame on Twitter. "I had him repeat it again."
"I didn't win a championship," McGrady said, per Mark Berman of Fox 26. "I didn't have much playoff success, but this is my championship and it'll be forever"
McGrady was one of the NBA's elite scorers during his peak years. He led the league in points per game during the 2002-03 and 2003-04 seasons with the Orlando Magic and was on seven straight All-Star teams from 2001 to 2007.
Self has been one of the best coaches in college basketball for over two decades with Oral Roberts, Tulsa, Illinois and Kansas, compiling a 623-192 record. His teams have made the NCAA tournament every season since 1999, with his Jayhawks winning a national championship in 2008.
Krause, who died on March 21, was the architect of the Bulls teams that won six titles from 1991 to 1998.
Thelma Krause, Jerry's wife, told K.C. Johnson of the Chicago Tribune how proud her family is of her late husband.
"I am so sorry that Jerry didn't live long enough to hear that he made the Hall of Fame," she said. "We are all very proud of him. He wanted this especially for the grandchildren. This is a great achievement. It is gratifying that all his hard work and accomplishments are being recognized and that he will be enshrined in the Hall of Fame."
Lobo is a decorated player who won a a national championship at Connecticut in 1995 and a gold medal with Team USA at the 1996 Olympics in Atlanta. She was part of the WNBA's inaugural season in 1997 with the New York Liberty and an All-Star in 1999.