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The Journal Gazette

Saturday, September 09, 2017 1:00 am

In The News

McGrady, Self top Naismith inductees

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. – Former NBA star Tracy McGrady and Kansas coach Bill Self are part of a class of 11 basketball greats inducted Friday into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame.

McGrady, a seven-time All Star, says his induction was put into perspective by Hurricane Harvey on the Houston area, where he lives.

McGrady hosted the families of five relatives and friends for three days at his estate in Sugar Land after they were evacuated from their own homes. He also put on a Labor Day feast for about 800 victims of Harvey.

Self, 54, says it feels odd being inducted in the midst of his career. He plans to use the honor as motivation to coach at a high level.

This year's class also highlights women's basketball with the inductions of former UConn great Rebecca Lobo and Notre Dame coach Muffet McGraw.

– Associated Press