March 31, 2016

The National Basketball Retired Players Association (NBRPA), the only Association comprised of NBA, ABA, Harlem Globetrotters and WNBA alumni, would like to congratulate members Dale Ellis and Bernard King on being named to the 2016 Tennessee Athletics Hall of Fame.

Ellis played for the Volunteers from 1979-1983 before his All-Star career in the NBA. He was named to the All-SEC First Team twice and was SEC Player of the Year in 1983. His number 14 jersey was retired by Tennessee. King played for Tennessee from 1974-1977 where he was named SEC Player of the Year three times. He went on to have a Hall of Fame career in the NBA and his number 53 jersey retired by the school as well.

Joining them in the Class of 2016 will be sports legends such as Allan Houston, Reggie Johnson, Peyton Manning, Reggie White and more.The ceremony will be celebrated at the Dish Orange & White Game on April 16 and will include a private induction that evening.

About the National Basketball Retired Players Association
The National Basketball Retired Players Association (NBRPA) is comprised of former professional basketball players from the NBA, ABA, WNBA and Harlem Globetrotters. It is a 501(c) 3 organization with a mission to develop, implement and advocate a wide array of programs to benefit its members, supporters and the community. The NBRPA was founded in 1992 by basketball legends Dave DeBusschere, Dave Bing, Archie Clark, Dave Cowens and Oscar Robertson. The NBRPA works in direct partnerships with the NBA and the National Basketball Players Association. Arnie D. Fielkow is the President and CEO, and the NBRPA Board of Directors includes Chairman of the Board Thurl Bailey, Vice Chairman Dwight Davis, Treasurer Eldridge Recasner, Secretary Nancy Lieberman, Rick Barry, James Donaldson, Mike Glenn, Spencer Haywood, LaRue Martin Jr., David Naves, Johnny Newman and Casey Shaw.