What a month it's been for former Chicago Bulls forward Dennis Rodman. First, just this past Friday night, he was honored by the Detroit Pistons, including a number of notable teammates, in a long, laugh-filled ceremony at the Palace of Auburn Hills. The celebration just happened to take place during a game with the Bulls.â†µ
Now the news has hit that the still flashy Rodman will play a starring role in the 2011 Class of the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame. And he won't be the only former Bull heading to the hall this year. Joining him, among a number of other players, will be center Artis "A-Train" Gilmore, who was drafted by Chicago in 1971 and played for the team from 1976 to 1982.â†µ
In addition, Tex Winter, the pioneering coach who came up with the "Triangle Offense," will be inducted. He served as the Bulls' assistant coaching between 1985 and 1998, playing a critical behind-the-scenes role in the Michael Jordan Era.â†µ
The induction ceremony will take place this coming August in Springfield, Massachusetts.