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Eleven new members are set to join basketball's hallowed halls. The Class of 2015, which includes Dikembe Mutombo, John Calipari and Lisa Leslie, will be inducted into the Hall of Fame on Sept. 11 in Springfield, Mass.
Hall of Fame content Mutombo, Calipari, Leslie headline 11-member class Photos: Hall of Fame Class of 2015 Adande: Mutombo beat the odds on the road to success Engelmann: Why Mutombo belongs | Hawks to retire No. 55 Forsberg: Tommy Heinsohn the coach finally gets his just due Bavetta's best: Stories from the NBA's longest tenured ref Brennan: Calipari coaches and markets way to Hall | UK boys to men Jackson: Spencer Haywood's impact on hoops and history Smith: Leslie was one of a kind | Photos Leslie thanks predecessors for HOF nod Forsberg: Jo Jo White happy to finally slip on HOF jacket Undefeated: Put Rucker in Hall of Fame Dikembe Mutombo Elected as player Eight-time All-Star, four-time defensive player of the year 3,289 blocks (second in history) in 18 NBA seasons John Calipari Elected as coach 593-174 (.773) in college, 72-112 (.391) in NBA NCAA champion with Kentucky Three-time Naismith college coach of the year Lisa Leslie Elected as player Three-time WNBA MVP, two-time champion Eight-time All-Star and eight-time All-WNBA first team Dick Bavetta Elected as referee NBA official for 39 years First NBA official to referee Olympics (1992) Jo Jo White Elected as player Seven-time NBA All-Star, two-time NBA champion NBA Finals MVP in 1976 Tom Heinsohn Elected as coach Two-time NBA champion with Celtics as coach NBA's coach of the year in 1973 Elected to Hall of Fame as a player in 1986 Spencer Haywood Elected as player Four-time NBA All-Star, one-time ABA All-Star NBA champion (1980), ABA MVP (1970) Leading scorer on 1968 U.S. gold-medal Olympic team Louis Dampier Elected as player First in the ABA in career games, minutes, points and assists Seven-time ABA All-Star, one-time champion George Raveling Elected as contributor Director of international basketball for Nike Former head coach at Washington State, Iowa, USC Inducted into college Hall of Fame in 2013 Lindsay Gaze Elected as coach Represented Australia in seven Olympics Member of FIBA Hall of Fame John Isaacs Elected as player Led New York Renaissance to first-ever World Professional Basketball Tournament championship in 1939