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Bernard King, Rick Pitino Among Those Elected To Basketball Hall Of Fame

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Former Knick Bernard King and former Knicks coach Rick Pitino are among seven people elected to the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame.

Inductees were announced by the Hall of Fame committee Monday.

King played four years for the Knicks and three years with the New Jersey Nets.

He won the NBA scoring title in 1985 with an average of 32.9 points per game.

The four-time All-Star was the only Knick to ever score at least 40 points in three consecutive games until Carmelo Anthony did it last week.

Pitino coached the Knicks for two seasons in the 1980s, but is best known for his success as a college coach.

The current coach of the Louisville Cardinals won the national championship while he was the coach of the Kentucky Wildcats in 1996.

Also elected were Guy Lewis, Jerry Tarkanian, Gary Payton, Sylvia Hatchell and Dawn Staley.

Former Knicks star Richie Guerin was previously announced as an inductee.

The induction ceremony is September 8 in Springfield, Massachusetts.

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