While it's hard to take an institution seriously that snubs Reggie Miller from an Hall of Fame ballot, Golden State Warriors fans should be happy that two of their most prominent names will be in the mix. Of the dozen Basketball Hall of Fame finalists, All-Star guard Chris Mullin and long-time Warriors associate Al Attles will be in the mix.
Mullin is one of the greatest Warriors, having made five straight All-Star teams from 1989 to 1993 while teaming up with Mitch Richmond and Tim Hardaway to form the nucleus of the Run TMC era under the tutelage of Don Nelson. In college, he led St. John's to the Final Four in 1985, winning the Wooden Award and the USBWA College Player of the Year. And probably his greatest honor was being on the 1992 Dream Team, perhaps the greatest collection of basketball talent ever assembled.
Attles has been with the Warriors long before they relocated to the Bay Area. He played with the team from 1960 to 1971, and then took over as head coach from 1970 to 1983, being part of the Warriors organization from Philadelphia to San Francisco to Golden State. And he led the Warriors to their only NBA title in 1975. His number 16 is now hanging in the rafters at Oracle Arena.
Now if only they could fix that Miller deal.