New Hall of Famers: Allen, Nash, Kidd and Hill

Rudy Tomjanovich

Allen on Miller: He's 'the best shooter I have ever seen in my life'

"People look at how I left, but I look at how I lived while I was (in Boston)", Allen said Thursday, per ESPN.

The 10-time All-Star's biggest claim to fame was his picture ideal 3-point jumper, which put him into the conversation as arguably the greatest shooter in National Basketball Association history. He ranks second all-time in assists (12,091) and steals (2,684) in National Basketball Association history. Despite the countless records, including being the all-time leader in 3-point field goals made (2,973), Allen gave a former adversary and fellow Hall of Famer the nod as best ever. A four-time All-Star who was a member of the Sixers' 1983 championship team, he retired as No. 5 on the NBA's career assist list.

"I had never known a white guy from Canada with swag and mad hoop skills, and who was into hip-hop ... until I met Stephen Nash!"

"They are the first ones I want to thank". Scott was the first African-American to receive an athletic scholarship at North Carolina.

Also inducted were New York Liberty coach Katie Smith, the leading scorer in women's professional basketball history; longtime NBA executive Rod Thorn; and Grant Hill, the first Duke player in the Hall.

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Cheeks is now an assistant coach for the Oklahoma City Thunder.

The Golden State Warriors President and COO, who started in the National Basketball Association as a Seattle SuperSonics ballboy, read a letter that he wrote to his 10-year-old self, telling the boy he will have his dream job by 24. Thompson won all four of her titles in the WNBA, where she was the first-ever draft pick; she also won two Olympic gold medals and titles in Russia, Romania and EuroLeague. He coached Julius Erving to an ABA title in 1974 and was general manager of the Chicago Bulls when they selected Michael Jordan in '84.

Driesell is the inventor of "Midnight Madness" and the only coach in NCAA history to win at least 100 games at four different schools. Washington was a women's pioneer in the early 20th century segregation era, her teams losing only six times in 18 years, all to men's squads.

He said: "I would come out on the floor thinking I was early and he was already out there and Reggie had a Superman shirt on".

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