One of the greatest Warriors of all-time finally had his day.
Al Attles, who played for the Warriors and later coached the team to its first NBA title on the West Coast, was inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in Springfield, Mass. on Friday.
"Of all the titles that I've ever had as a player and executive, I am humbled, honored, and most grateful to be forever known as a Hall of Famer," Attles said in a statement.
Attles spent his entire 11-year playing career with the Warriors organization, the first nine while the team was in Philadelphia and the final two after the team relocated to San Francisco.
During those two years in the Bay Area, Attles served a player/coach. In 1975, having retired as a player, Attles guide the Warriors to the NBA championship. It would be another 40 years before a Warriors team hoisted the Larry O'Brien trophy.
Current Warriors coach Steve Kerr is in China with Team USA, but made sure to congratulate Attles on his enshrinement.
Congrats to the greatest Warrior of them all, Al Attles, on his induction into the HOF last night. Wish I could have been there to pay my respect. There's not a finer gentleman and competitor out there. Thank you, Al, for all you've done for our organization across six decades!— Steve Kerr (@SteveKerr) September 7, 2019
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Attles finished his career with modest stats, averaging 8.9 points, 3.5 rebounds and 3.5 assists in 711 games.
"I didn't have the gifts and talent most of the other players had, but I did it my way," Attles said.