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National Wheelchair Basketball Hall of Fame

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National Wheelchair Basketball Hall of Fame (NWBHF)

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Country: United States of America
National Headquarters: 1000 West Columbus Avenue

Springfield, Massachusetts 01105

Company Head: Joseph Luceri
Date Founded: 1973


The National Wheelchair Basketball Hall of Fame (NWBHF) serves to honor the men and women whose outstanding contributions to the sport of Wheelchair Basketball.

History

The NWBHF was established as part of the National Wheelchair Basketball Association (NWBA) at the 25th anniversary of the NWBA in 1973. Originally, the Hall did not have a home although members were inducted every year at the National Wheelchair Basketball Tournament Awards Banquet.

Meanwhile, the National Basketball Association (NBA)'s Hall of Fame was located at the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame. In 1978, a series of letters between then NWBA Commissioner Stan Labanowich and the Executive Director of the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame. A year of negotiations later, and the NWBAHF had a new home. The display was formally dedicated on October 19, 1990.

Inductees

1973

Name Team
Jack Gerhardt Jersey Wheelers
William Johnson Long Beach Flying Wheels
Robert Miller Kansas City Rolling Pioneers
Tim Nugent Illinois Gizz Kids
Alonzo Wilkins Bulova Watchmakers