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Former Hawk named to Naismith Hall of Fame


Former University of Iowa basketball player Don Nelson is part of a 12-member class that will be inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame on Sept. 7.

The 2012 class was announced Monday in New Orleans, the site of the Final Four.

Nelson, the all-time winningest coach in NBA history, left the University of Iowa after the 1962 season as the school's all-time leading scorer. He scored 1,522 points from 1959-1962 before collecting 1,335 NBA victories in his 31 seasons on the NBA sidelines.
He was named NBA Coach of the Year three times and was a member of five NBA Championships as a player.
He remains No. 11 on the UI career scoring charts.
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