Hall of FameThe gruffness was replaced with humility last...

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May 14, 1991

Hall of Fame

The gruffness was replaced with humility last night as Indiana coach Bob Knight was inducted into the Basketball Hall of Fame in Springfield, Mass.

"More than anything else, when a coach is honored, it is a team honor," Knight said. "For all the people of all my teams, most of all the players, I'm very appreciative."

"This is their award, this is a team award," he said.

Also entering the Hall of Fame were point guard Nate "Tiny" Archibald, and two big men: Dave Cowens, who played most of his pro career with the Boston Celtics, and Harry Gallatin, who starred for the New York Knicks during the late 1940s and 1950s.

Also inducted were former National Basketball Association commissioner Larry O'Brien, who died last September; Boris Stankovic, head of the International Basketball Federation, and the late Larry Fleisher, who founded the NBA Players Association and served as its head for 25 years. The trustees award for service to the game went to Morgan Wootten, who has coached at DeMatha High School in Hyattsville, Md., for 36 years.


John McEnroe and his wife, actress Tatum O'Neal, announced that a baby girl was born to them Friday. The baby, named Emily Katherine, weighed 7 pounds, 3 ounces and was delivered in Malibu, Calif., where the couple live.

It is their third child and first daughter. Oldest son Kevin turns 5 later this month, and Sean is 3 years old.

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