Legendary Houston Rockets coach Rudy Tomjanovich is being inducted into the Basketball Hall of Fame this year and as is customary, will need someone to present him when he gets inducted. Per Mark Berman of Fox KRIV, Tomjanovich has chosen former teammate Calvin Murphy and Hakeem Olajuwon, whom Tomjanovich coached as both assistant and head coach from 1984 until 2001.
Tomjanovich and the Olajuwon-led Rockets won back-to-back championships in 1994 and 1995 and Tomjanovich recognizes how important the Hall of Fame big man was to his career.
“It’s the right way, because he’s the reason I’m standing up there. If I don’t have Hakeem, does it happen? We don’t know, probably not.He was such a big part of my life,” Tomjanovich said.