NBA Rumors: Warriors Legend Al Attles Elected to Basketball Hall of Fame

Al Attles' number hangs in the rafters at Oracle Arena, but the Warriors legend reportedly is set for basketball's highest honor. 

Attles reportedly has been elected into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame as a contributor, sources told ESPN's Marc Spears on Friday night.

Attles spent the entirety of his playing and head-coaching career with the Warriors. He followed the franchise from Philadelphia to the Bay Area, averaging 8.9 points and 25.1 minutes per game in 711 games with the Warriors. The latter mark is the fifth-most in franchise history. 

He took over as player-coach during the 1969-70 season, and continued to coach the team beyond his retirement as a player in 1971. In total, Attles coached 1,075 games with the Warriors, leading the franchise to its first NBA championship in the 1974-75 season and six playoff appearances in 14 seasons. 

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Attles remained with the organization following his final season as head coach in 1982-83, and is in his 59th year with the Warriors. He is the team's longest-tenured employee, and currently serves as a community ambassador. 

The Basketball Hall of Fame's 2019 class will be announced in its entirety at the NCAA men's Final Four on Saturday. 

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