Larry Brown and Lynette Woodard will both have vital roles in the Sept. 8 Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame induction ceremony in Springfield, Mass.
Brown, who coached KU from 1983-88, will be the presenter for KU coach Bill Self, while Lynette Woodard, who was a four-time All-American for the Jayhawks from 1978-81, will be one of three introducing Mannie Jackson.
Self told The Star last month that Brown would be speaking before him at the event.
“I asked Coach a long time ago,” Self said on July 21.
Brown gave Self his first job, hiring him as a KU graduate assistant for the 1985-86 season.
Woodard, meanwhile, will join Jerry Colangelo and Russ Granik in talking about Jackson, who is former owner of the Harlem Globetrotters. When Woodard — a Wichita native — was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 2004, Jackson was the one who introduced her.
According the Hall of Fame, new inductees were asked to select a previous Hall of Fame member to present them at the event.