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Lakers' Jackson, UNC's Williams headline HOF class

Updated: April 3, 2007, 11:10 AM ET
ESPN.com news services

ATLANTA -- Phil Jackson rode his string of three separate NBA championship three-peats straight to the Basketball Hall of Fame in his first year of consideration on Monday.

Jackson has won nine NBA titles as a coach with Chicago and the Los Angeles Lakers, matching Red Auerbach's record and making him an easy selection to the Hall of Fame.

Another coach who has achieved success with two teams, Roy Williams, joined Jackson in heading a class of seven named Monday to ...

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