Rudy T Eyes Calvin Murphy, Hakeem Olajuwon For HOF Presentation

Brandon Scott
April 07, 2020 - 1:09 pm

(SportsRadio 610) -- A quarter-century after completing back-to-back NBA championship runs with the Houston Rockets, former head coach Rudy Tomjanovich is headed to the Basketball Hall of Fame. 

Rudy T is part of an elite class, which includes Tim Duncan, Kevin Garnett, Tamika Catchings and the late Kobe Bryant. 

It should surprise no one that Rudy T is asking his former Rockets teammate and fellow Hall of Famer Calvin Murphy to present him at the induction ceremony. Rudy T says he'll also ask Hakeem Olajuwon, his best player. 

Rudy T told Fox 26's Mark Berman his head is still spinning since the announcement over the weekend:

"If Hakeem isn't on the team when I get the job, you guys will probably be saying 'hey remember that guy with the long last name who used to play for the Rockets.' People wouldn't know who I am right now. I was just blessed to have such a great player that we could build around. He's the key ingredient to this whole deal."

Tomjanovich is one of nine NBA coaches to win back-to-back championships, one of 14 coaches with two or more NBA championships.