Published: Fri, March 30, 2018
Sport | By Floyd Cook

Former Piston Grant Hill selected for Hall of Fame

Former Piston Grant Hill selected for Hall of Fame

Steve Nash, Jason Kidd and Grant Hill are among those who will headline the class of 2018 inducted into the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame's Class of 2018.

A formal announcement of the full 2018 Hall of Fame class will take place in San Antonio this weekend at a Final Four news conference.

Four-time All-Star Maurice Cheeks and longtime National Basketball Association league office and team executive Rod Thorn will also be among those inducted, according to ESPN. Nash played 18 total seasons for the Suns, Dallas Mavericks and Los Angeles Lakers and has the ninth-best career 3-point field goal percentage of all time (.428). He won a ring with Dirk Nowitzki, Jason Terry, and the 2011 Dallas Mavericks (apologies to still-salty Heat and LeBron fans). The seven-time All-Star played for the Detroit Pistons, Orlando Magic, Suns and Los Angeles Clippers. Kidd suited up for the Suns and New Jersey Nets, too. For his career, Kidd ranks second all-time in both assists (12,091) and steals (2,684), behind only John Stockton in both categories, and fifth all-time in minutes played (50,111).

Kidd was the 1994-95 NBA Rookie of the Year, setting the stage for a 19-year career in which he made the All-NBA first team five times and All-Defensive first team four times.

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Cheeks, who spent most of his 15-year playing career with the Philadelphia 76ers, coached the Pistons for part of the 2013-14 season, getting fired after a 21-29 start.

Nash, a player development consultant for the Golden State Warriors, played 19 seasons.

He is now a player development coach for the Golden State Warriors.

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