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Grant Hill, Jason Kidd, Steve Nash in 2018 Hall of Fame class

Grant Hill, Jason Kidd, Steve Nash in 2018 Hall of Fame class

Kidd, Nash and Hill each have been officially notified of their inductions into the 2018 Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame class.

They'll join Dennis Rodman, Alex English and Adrian Dantley as the only former Mavs players to be in the Hall of Fame. Formal announcement comes at Final Four weekend. A 10-time NBA All-Star and five-time All-NBA First-team selection, Kidd has his No. 5 jersey retired by the Nets franchise. He began his career with the Detroit Pistons from 1994-2000, making the NBA All-Star game in his first four seasons and averaging 21.6 points, 7.9 rebounds and 6.3 assists per game in six years with Detroit. He was named Co-Rookie of the Year in 1995, alongside fellow Hall of Famer, Kidd. Players were tuning Kidd out-or already had last season, according to one source with close ties to the team. The Canadian point guard and eight-time NBA All-Star out of Santa Clara also played for the Los Angeles Lakers in 2012-15 after being traded from Phoenix.

Jason Kidd is undoubtedly one of the greatest passers in the history of the game, and controlled the game from the point guard position in mercurial fashion over his 19 year career.

Hill's career was derailed by constant lower body injuries over the last twelve years of his career.

The duo brought seven assists titles to the Phoenix Suns organization despite never crossing paths and took the assist crown in 10 years out of a 13-year span from 1998 to 2011.

Other finalists for induction into the Hall of Fame are Ray Allen, Chris Webber, Charles "Lefty" Driesell, Rudy Tomjanovich, Baylor coach Kim Mulkey, Katie Smith, Tina Thompson, longtime National Basketball Association official Hugh Evans and the 1953-58 Wayland Baptist University teams.