Former NBA commissioner, David Stern will be inducted into the Hall of Fame later this year, it was announced today.
Stern, who served as commissioner for 30 years will be enshrined along with the rest of the class of 2014 later this year.
Chairman of the Hall of Fame board, Jerry Colangelo said "He deserves to be recognized in a huge way."
Alonzo Mourning, Tim Hardaway, Mitch Richmond, Kevin Johnson and Spencer Haywood were all chosen as finalists for the hall. A final announcement on the class will be made on April 7th as part of the men's final four tournament.
The class will be enshrined in the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame on August 8th in Springfield, Massachusetts.
Stern retired on February 1st this year, exactly 30 years to the day from taking on the position. During Stern's time as commissioner, he organized several exhibition games around the world and was instrumental in the growth of USA basketball using NBA players to create a 'dream team'.