Bob Huggins, George Karl and Swin Cash named to Basketball Hall of Fame’s Class of 2022

This year’s class for the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame has quite a regional flavor.

Among the 13 inductees announced Friday were West Virginia University alumnus and coach Bob Huggins, Penn Hills native George Karl and former McKeesport star Swin Cash.

The trio with local ties will join former NBA stars Manu Ginobili and Tim Hardaway along with eight others who will be enshrined at the festivities Sept. 9-10 in Springfield, Mass.

Huggins’ 844 coaching victories rank eighth all-time; his 1,218 games steered ranks sixth. The 69-year-old has coached WVU for the past 15 seasons in addition to 22 other seasons at Akron, Cincinnati and Kansas State. Twice, Huggins has led teams to the Final Four.

A 1969 graduate of Penn Hills High School, Karl’s coaching career spanned nearly four decades, including 1,999 games (seventh all-time) as the head coach of six NBA teams. – Cleveland, Golden State, Seattle, Milwaukee, Denver and Sacramento. Karl, who played at the University of North Carolina and led the SuperSonics to the 1994 NBA Finals, racked up 1,175 wins, the sixth most in NBA history.

Cash, 42, played for two national championship-winning teams at UConn, earning Most Outstanding Player honors for the 2002 NCAA Tournament. She also won three WNBA championships and was a four-time league all-star who was a member of the WNBA 25.and anniversary team named in 2021.

Chris Adamski is an editor at Tribune-Review. You can contact Chris by email at [email protected] or via Twitter .

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