Gasol, Nowitzki, Parker, Popovich among Hoop Hall finalists

Los Angeles Lakers’ Pau Gasol dunks as San Antonio Spurs’ Manu Ginobili, left, looks on in Los Angeles, May 29, 2008. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello, File)

SALT LAKE CITY — Pau Gasol, Dirk Nowitzki, Tony Parker and Gregg Popovich are all one step closer to basketball immortality.