Reggie Miller apparently wasn't good enough to get nominated on his first ballot. However, while I think it's ridiculous, I'm not a Pacers fan, so I'm not going to rant too much about it's ridiculousness.
The good news is three ex-Bulls are finalists for the Hall. Dennis Rodman, Dick Motta, and Tex Winter. Here is the list of the 12 finalists:
Teresa Edwards (Olympian)
Tara Van Derveer (Stanford women's coach)
Herb Magee (Philadelphia University coach)
Hank Nichols (college ref)
When looking at this class, my first thought is, really?
I thought Dennis Rodman was a dicey case to every make the hall of fame, but Ralph Sampson? Chris Mullin? Jamaal Wilkes? Maurice Cheeks? Al Attles? Of course we also have the whole list of contributor/coach/non NBA caliber league nominees (of course Tex Winter and Dick Motta are in this group though I'll certainly be rooting for Tex).
Rodman seems like a lock next to this group.
So who gets in out of the group? I'd like to hope that Tex gets in, but I can't argue too strongly for Tex given my own belief that the hall of fame is filled with too many contributor types and not enough players.
The only guy that feels like a lock to me is Rodman but given that the hall is so crazy, who can really say.