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Hall of Fame induction still eludes Alvin Attles, but on Friday the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame saw fit to honor the former Warriors player and head coach.
Attles was awarded the 2014 John W. Bunn Lifetime Achievement award for providing over 50 years of uninterrupted service to the Golden State Warriors.
“Alvin Attles contributed over 50 years to the Warriors and to the game of basketball," said John L. Doleva, President and CEO of the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame. “He impacted the lives of so many as a player, coach, ambassador and executive during his NBA tenure. We are honored to recognize Coach Attles with this prestigious award.”
After an 11-year NBA career--all spent with the Warriors franchise-- Attles served as head coach of the Warriors from 1970-1983 during which Golden State won an NBA Title in 1975 and Attles became the winningest coach in franchise history.
During his time as a player, Attles recorded 6,328 points, 2,463 rebounds and 2,483 assists, becoming one of only five Warriors players to have his number retired.
Attles was also the general manager of the Warriors from 1983-86, and currently serves as the team's community-relations ambassador.
Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame media services contributed to this report