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Oklahoma State basketball: Eddie Sutton left out of 2014 Hall of Fame class

by Erik Horne Published: April 7, 2014
Oklahoma State coach Eddie Sutton was left out of the 2014 Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame class. Photo by KT King, The Oklahoman
Oklahoma State coach Eddie Sutton was left out of the 2014 Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame class. Photo by KT King, The Oklahoman

Former Oklahoma State coach Eddie Sutton was one of few nominees left out of the 2014 Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame class, announced Monday in Arlington, Texas.

Those inducted into the hall include former University of Tulsa coach Norm Richardson, former NBA commissioner David Stern and former NBA All-Stars Mitch Richmond and Alonzo Mourning. Here’s the full list of the inductees, who will be honored Aug. 8 in Springfield, Mass.

Many in the media were unhappy with the exclusion of Sutton yet again:

 

 

 


Hall nominees needed 18 of 24 votes for induction. Among those on the North American Committee ballot who missed the cut were former NBA All-Stars Kevin Johnson, Spencer Haywood and Tim Hardaway.

by Erik Horne
Online Sports Editor
Erik Horne joined The Oklahoman as a sports web editor/producer in September 2013, following a five-year stint at The Ardmoreite (Ardmore) – first as a sports writer, then sports editor. At The Ardmoreite, Horne reported on everything from prep...
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