Dennis Rodman and former Boston Celtics forward Tom "Satch" Sanders are among the 2011 Basketball Hall of Fame inductees, which were announced at the Final Four in Houston on Monday.
Rodman, a two-time All-Star and five-time NBA champion, scored 6,683 points and had 11,954 rebounds and 531 blocks in his 14-year NBA career. He played seven seasons in Detroit before playing two seasons in San Antonio, three seasons in Chicago, one season with the Los Angeles Lakers and another season in Dallas. Rodman averaged 7.3 points and an impressive 13.1 rebounds and shot 52.1 percent from the field in his career.
Sanders, who played his entire 13-year career in Boston from 1960 to 1973. In 916 games, Sanders scored 8,766 point and grabbed 5,798 rebounds. In addition, Sanders was an eight-time NBA champion, winning consecutive title from 1961 through 1966 and two more in 1968 and 1969.
In addition to Rodman and Sanders, NBA and ABA standout Artis Gilmore, Portland Trail Blazers center Arvydas Sabonis, Olympic gold medalist Teresa Edwards and Harlem Globetrotter Reece "Goose" Tatum make up the players in the 2011 Hall of Fame class.
Also, coaches Tex Winter (the inventor of the "Triangle" offense), Tara VanDerveer of Stanford and Herb Magee of Philadelphia University were also inducted to the Hall.