May 26, 2015

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (AP) Former Reebok CEO Paul Fireman, Kansas coach Bill Self and former NBA veteran Steve Smith have been named winners of the 2015 Mannie Jackson - Basketball's Human Spirit Award.

The winners will be recognized on Sept. 10 at the Reunion Dinner on the Hall of Fame's Center Court during Enshrinement Weekend.

The Hall of Fame announced the winners Tuesday, saying they exhibit qualities such as striving to improve the community, making a commitment to others, hard work and embracing the core values of the game.

Fireman, Self and Smith were chosen from a candidate pool that represents all levels of basketball and is reviewed annually by a selection committee.

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