Who votes on Hall of Famers and why?

Updated: September 11, 2009, 12:32 PM ET
By Ric Bucher | ESPN The Magazine

Name a major NBA award and in most cases you not only know who is voting but what the ballot count was. In some cases you even hear directly from the voters why they voted as they did.

The exception is the most prestigious award of them all: selection to the James Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame. Which is a shame because it's one reason why the greatest -- and rarest -- honor a coach or player could ever hope to receive barely moves the public interest needle and the entire operation ...

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