Former Santa Clara University men’s basketball star Kurt Rambis was among five South Bay athletes being inducted into the San Jose Sports Hall of Fame in November. Rambis will be honored with a brass plaque mounted in the concourse of HP Pavilion.
The induction of Rambis brings the total number of former SCU coaches and athletes who have been inducted into the Hall of Fame to five. Previous inductees are Buck Shaw (1998), Pat Malley (1999), Carroll Williams (2001), and Dennis Awtrey (2002).
Rambis, 46, is a Cupertino High School graduate who became the West Coast Conference Player of the Year at Santa Clara. His 14-year NBA career included nine seasons and four championships with the Los Angeles Lakers, as well as stints with the Chicago Bulls and Phoenix Suns. He still holds the school record for points in a career with 1,736 and is second behind Awtrey in career rebounds with 1,037.