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Warriors legend Al Attles elected to Basketball Hall of Fame as contributor

Warriors legend Al Attles elected to Basketball Hall of Fame as contributor

Al Attles' number hangs in the Oracle Arena rafters, but the Warriors legend is about to receive basketball's highest honor.

Attles has been elected into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame as a contributor, ESPN's Marc Spears reported Friday night. The Hall confirmed the news Saturday.

Attles spent the entirety of his playing and head-coaching career with the Warriors. He followed the franchise from Philadelphia to the Bay Area, averaging 8.9 points and 25.1 minutes per game in 711 games. The latter mark is the fifth-most in franchise history.

Attles took over as player-coach during the 1969-70 season, and continued to coach the team beyond his retirement as a player in 1971. In total, Attles coached 1,075 games with the Warriors, leading the franchise to its first NBA championship in the 1974-75 season and six playoff appearances in 14 seasons.

Attles remained with the organization following his final season as head coach in 1982-83, and is in his 59th year with the Warriors. He is the team's longest-tenured employee, and currently serves as a community ambassador.

Former Kings coach Paul Westphal, current Kings general manager Vlade Divac, former Bucks guard Sidney Moncrief, former 76ers forward Bobby Jones and basketball pioneer Chuck Cooper also will join Attles in the Class of 2019. Other honorees include Bill Fitch, Jack Sikma, Teresa Weatherspoon and the Tennessee A&I teams of 1957-1959.

Attles and Co. will be enshrined into the Basketball Hall on Sept. 5-7 in Springfield, Mass.

Trae Young says he'll catch Steph Curry as NBA's best shooter in 1 year

Trae Young says he'll catch Steph Curry as NBA's best shooter in 1 year

In light of the coronavirus outbreak putting all American sports on an indefinite pause, hot takes have become the topic du jour for fans relegated to their homes.

While joining “The Big Podcast with Shaq,” Atlanta Hawks star Trae Young was pressed on the many comparisons the young point guard draws to Warriors star Steph Curry.

On the subject of taking over Curry’s title as the NBA’s most feared shooter, Young doesn’t think it will be long before he overtakes Steph.

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It’s hard to take any stock in this statement given how much Shaq pressed the 21-year-old to answer.

But Young’s talent is unmistakable, and there’s a chance we’ll see Young resetting the record books one day the way Curry has throughout his 11 years in the NBA.

A year though? I’d imagine Curry and his teammates would disagree with that timeline.

Why Steph Curry's NBA parallel might be ex-Warriors exec Jerry West

Why Steph Curry's NBA parallel might be ex-Warriors exec Jerry West

Steph Curry forever has altered the game of basketball during his 11 seasons with the Warriors.

Shattering record after record, Curry became the face of the NBA’s evolution toward emphasizing the 3-pointer.

His unique qualities make him a difficult player to compare, but one that makes some sense is Hall of Famer Jerry West.

“With impact and accolades in the mix,” Bleacher Report’s Zach Buckley writes. “Then “The Logo” Jerry West looks like the answer. Maybe that's why the basketball gods brought them together when West served as a consultant for Curry's Warriors for six seasons.

“It's not a perfect comparison -- Curry was a better dribbler, West a superior stopper who played without the 3-point line (added in 1979-80) -- but the 6'3" Curry and 6'2" West found their spots on the game's all-time hierarchy in similar ways.”

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West was an integral part of Golden State’s dynastic run through the 2010s, providing a sage voice for a front office unfamiliar with success.

What a sight it would have been to actually see those two line up across from each other in an NBA game.