Six-time WNBA All-Star and current Minnesota Gophers head coach Lindsay Whalen could soon be a member of the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame after she was nominated for the Class of 2022 on Tuesday.
The first-time candidate joins Jennifer Azzi, Becky Hammon and Swin Cash on the ballot.
Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame Announces Newly Eligible Candidates for the Class of 2022. #22HoopClass📰: https://t.co/QCITOO5LpK pic.twitter.com/ZdklJZa2uR— Basketball HOF (@Hoophall) December 21, 2021
Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame Announces Newly Eligible Candidates for the Class of 2022. #22HoopClass📰: https://t.co/QCITOO5LpK pic.twitter.com/ZdklJZa2uR
A member of the Minnesota Lynx from 2010 until her retirement in 2018, Whalen won four WNBA titles (2011, 2013, 2015, 2017) and two Olympic gold medals with Team USA (2012, 2016). In addition to her six All-Star nods, she was named to the All-WNBA First Team three times and is still the league’s career leader in games won at 307.
The Lynx retired Whalen’s jersey in 2019.
Finalists for the Naismith Hall of Fame will be announced on Feb. 18 during the NBA’s All-Star weekend, and the official Class of 2022 will be unveiled during the NCAA Men’s Final Four in early April.