The Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame announced today that SCP Auctions has been named its official auction and appraisal partner.
Under the agreement, SCP will conduct the annual basketball-themed auction with proceeds benefitting the Hall of Fame. The Hall had been conducting its annual auction in cooperation with Grey Flannel Auctions for several years, extending it in 2013. However, the Hall terminated its contract with Grey Flannel last year and sued the company over unpaid fees.
SCP Auctions will also serve as a Premier Sponsor for the Class of 2015 Enshrinement festivities, as well as the presenting partner of the Family Reunion Dinner during Enshrinement weekend on September 10.
“SCP Auctions is extremely proud and excited to be the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame’s new auction partner,” said David Kohler, president of SCP Auctions. “As one of the country’s premier sports memorabilia auction houses, we look forward to creating a great working relationship with the Hall of Fame as well as with many of basketball’s greatest legends.”
“We are thrilled to have SCP Auctions hosting our Family Reunion Dinner during our Enshrinement Celebration weekend, stated Hall President and CEO John L. Doleva. It’s the perfect time to tip off this partnership and introduce them to the 2015 Enshrinement Class, current Basketball Hall of Famers and their fans. We look forward to having SCP Auctions share their experience and expertise with the entire Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame family.”
The Hall of Fame Class of 2015 includes 39-year NBA referee Dick Bavetta, three-time College Coach of the Year John Calipari, four-time NBA All-Star Spencer Haywood, eight-time NBA All-Star Dikembe Mutombo, seven-time NBA All-Star Jo Jo White, three-time WNBA MVP Lisa Leslie, ABA and NBA standout Louis Dampier, early African-American pioneer of the game John Isaacs, acclaimed Australian player and coach Lindsay Gaze, two-time NBA Champion coach with the Celtics Tom Heinsohn and Nike’s Director of International Basketball and 2013 John W. Bunn Lifetime Achievement Award winner George Raveling.
For event details and Enshrinement ticket information, visit www.hoophall.com.