Former Indiana Pacers forward, Chris Mullin was voted into the Basketball Hall of Fame on Monday.
Mully joins former Pacers' nemesis, Dennis Rodman at the head of the class along with Maurice Cheeks, coach of triangle offense fame, Tex Winter, Artis Gilmore, Arvydas Sabonis, Teresa Edwards, women's coach Tara VanDerveer,
Mullin put up the bulk of his Hall of Fame numbers with the Golden State Warriors before spending the golden years of his career with the Pacers as a sharp-shooting role player on the 1999-2000 team that went to the NBA Finals. For his career, Mullin averaged 18.2 points, 3.5 assists and 4.1 rebounds. He also shot over 38% from behind the arc while shooting 86.5% from the free throw line.
A couple of other notes of interest include Artis Gilmore making the Hall despite his strong ties to the ABA. Let's hope this is a trend.
Also, coach VanDerveer was a Dean's List scholar while playing for IU in the 1970's and was inducted into the Indiana University Hall of Fame in 1995.