Dennis Rodman, left, is embraced by coach Phil Jackson at Rodman's Basketball Hall of Fame enshrinement during a ceremony in Springfield, Mass., on Friday, Aug. 12, 2011. (AP Photo/Stephan Savoia) By Stephan Savoia
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (AP) -- Thanking his coaches and apologizing to his family for his shortcomings, Dennis Rodman has been enshrined in the Hall of Fame.
Choking up often during an emotional speech, Rodman said his regret was not being a better father, and praised his coaches for being the father he never had a relationship with.
The enshrinement of the flamboyant five-time champion capped the enshrinement of the 10-member class of 2011 on Friday night. Chris Mullin, the two-time Olympic gold medalist, opened the night as the other headliner.
Rodman wore two outfits to the event, but said his many looks were an "illusion" and that he loved "to just be an individual that's very colorful."