Friday, April 01, 2011

Einhorn Elected to College Basketball Hall of Fame

Ted Nance e-mailed to notify me that Eddie Einhorn, the television producer of the Game of the Century (and later turned baseball owner and executive) has been elected to the College Basketball Hall of Fame. Ted notes further that, "I think he will be the seventh person with ties to the Game of the Century who will be a Hall member... Guy Lewis, John Wooden, Kareem, Elvin Hayes, Bob Pettit (TV color for the game), Einhorn and (I'm not sure about this one) Denny Crum."

As shown on the Hall's website, Crum indeed is a member (see the inaugural 2006 class). However, Crum's stint as a UCLA assistant apparently did not include the GOTC. The game program lists only Jerry Norman as a UCLA assistant and an article on the 40th anniversary of the 1967-68 UCLA squad that lists everybody down to the student managers does not mention Crum.

I would think that Dick Enberg, who did the television play-by-play for the Game of the Century and later went on to form a legendary NBC college-basketball broadcasting line-up with Al McGuire and Billy Packer, warrants induction as well. Now, maybe he'll be the seventh...