The Hall of Fame nominations for the next class are officially closed, and a certain ex-Pacer seems to be the best bet from the new group to earn an induction. Mark Jackson, Bernard King, Don Nelson, Chris Mullin and Dennis Rodman are also possibilities. Via “Reggie Miller, the face of the Pacers for a generation — a shooter for every generation — heads the list of candidates for the Hall of Fame in a likely year of change that could mean new hope of enshrinement for several hopefuls with a history of coming close. Nominations closed Tuesday with Miller, in his first time on the ballot, the best bet for induction among players or coaches with NBA ties for the Hall that celebrates every level of basketball. An 18-year pro who only played for Indiana, Miller set league records for 3-pointers made (2560) and attempted (6,486) attempted. The five-time All-Star also included five seasons of leading the league in free-throw percentage and won gold medals in the 1994 world championships and ’96 Olympics. Since retiring, Miller has served as a NBA analyst and commentator for TNT.”