Pictured above are, from left, Coach Fred Lucas, Mayor Peduto, Bill Neal, and Connie Hawkins League Hall of Famer Bobby Franklin. Pictured below are Mayor Peduto and author Mark Whited. (Photos by J.L. Martello)
On July 20, Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto gave a proclamation to the 1968 Pittsburgh Pipers basketball team, which won the only professional basketball championship in Pittsburgh history as a member of the American Basketball Association.