April 5-- Wichita's Lynette Woodard is going into the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame.
So are five others, all of who were announced today as this year's selections for the Hall. Woodard was an All-America at Kansas, an Olympic Gold Medallist, and the first woman to play for the Harlem Globetrotters.
Clyde Drexler is on the list of the top 50 players in NBA history. He was elected in his first year of eligibility.
Bill Sharman is being inducted again. He's already in the hall as a player, and this time he'll be inducted as a coach. He won titles coaching in the ABL, the ABA and the NBA, and his 1972 Lakers won 69 games, including an NBA record 33 in a row.
Another inductee is the late Maurice Stokes, the 1956 NBA rookie of the year, who saw his career shortened by paralysis after a fall during a game in his third season.
Phoenix Suns chairman Jerry Colangelo, a four-time NBA executive of the year who played a key part in the creation of the WNBA, and three-time European player of the year Drazen Dalipagic of Yugoslavia fill out the class of 2004.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.