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Two Former NJCAA Greats Part of 2013 College Basketball Hall of Fame Class
 April 2, 2013

Former NJCAA Executive Director George E. Killian (right) and former Hutchinson Community College (Kan.) basketball coach Gene Keady were announced as members of the 2013 College Basketball Hall of Fame Class. 

Killian spent over 30 years as the executive director of the NJCAA and from 1990-98 was the president of FIBA. Before his successes at Western Kentucky and Purdue, Keady spent eight years as the head coach at Hutchinson (1966-74) where he led the Blue Dragons to the NJCAA Men's Basketball Championship Tournament five times. 

From the Associated Press

Keady, Massimino headline 2013 College Basketball Hall of Fame class

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Longtime coaches Gene Keady and Rollie Massimino, and former U.S. congressman Tom McMillen, headline the 2013 class that will be inducted into the College Basketball Hall of Fame.

Keady began his career at Western Kentucky before going 512-270 during 25 years at Purdue, while Massimino spent 30 years coaching Stony Brook, Villanova, UNLV and Cleveland State.

McMillen starred for Maryland in the 1970s before serving in Congress from 1987-93.

Joining them in the Hall of Fame will be George Ravling of Nike, Bob Hopkins of Grambling, George Killian of FIBA and the 1963 team from Loyola University of Chicago, which broke through racial boundaries and eventually defeated Cincinnati in the national championship game.

The class will be inducted during a ceremony Nov. 23 in Kansas City, Mo., as part of a three-day celebration that also includes the CBE Classic at the nearby Sprint Center.

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