Dikembe Mutombo is heading to the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame, as he’s been selected among the 11-member Class of 2015, which was announced today.
The retired big man played 18 NBA seasons and was an eight-time All-Star selection and four-time NBA defensive player of the year. He’s now set to be enshrined along with Spencer Haywood, Jo Jo White, WNBA star Lisa Leslie, coach John Calipari and longtime NBA referee Dick Bavetta.
Calipari led Kentucky to a 38-0 record before Saturday’s season-ending loss to Wisconsin in the national semifinals.
Candidates for the 2015 Class needed at least 18 of 24 votes from the honors committee to be inducted.
The enshrinement ceremony is scheduled for September 11 in Springfield, Massachusetts.