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Cousy among those elected to NBA Hall of Fame

Updated: January 17, 2002, 11:28 AM ET
By Larry Schwartz | Special to ESPN.com

Jan. 23, 1971

The Basketball Hall of Fame elects three new members into its shrine:

Bob Cousy -- Known for his brilliant playmaking, including behind-the-back dribbling and no-look passes, Cooz played 13 years with the Boston Celtics and eight consecutive seasons led the NBA in assists. A 6-foot-1 guard, he also averaged 18.4 points in his career and helped Boston win six championships. He was an All-American at Holy Cross in 1950.

Bob Pettit -- When he retired ...

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