Recognized for his basketball talents, Dennis Rodman instead talked about his personal shortcomings.
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Detroit Pistons and Chicago Bulls, the teams he helped win five NBA championships.
Jackson stood nearby as Rodman's presenter, and Rodman approached his former coach a couple times as he struggled to get his words out.
Chris Mullin, the two-time Olympic gold medalist, opened the night as the other headliner.
Eight-time NBA champion Tom "Satch" Sanders; big men Artis Gilmore and Arvydas Sabonis; the late Reece "Goose" Tatum of the Harlem Globetrotters; and women's star Teresa Edwards, who won five Olympic medals -- four golds -- and is entering her fifth Hall of Fame, were also honored.
Dennis Rodman promised to wear something good but tasteful for the ceremony.