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Bill Self’s Naismith Hall of Fame induction ceremony will have KU presence

Former KU coach Larry Brown (second from left) will introduce current KU coach Bill Self (left) at next month’s Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame induction.
Former KU coach Larry Brown (second from left) will introduce current KU coach Bill Self (left) at next month’s Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame induction. rsugg@kcstar.com

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.

Jesse Newell: 816-234-4759, @jessenewell

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