Dirk Nowitzki among Texas HOF nominees

Mavericks forward Dirk Nowitzki is one of 20 nominees for 2011 class of the Texas Sports Hall of Fame.

Other notables on the list include the Spurs' Tim Duncan, the recently retired Shaquille O'Neal, Chicago Bears coach Lovie Smith, Texas football coach Mack Brown and former Texas Tech and Dallas Cowboys linebacker Zach Thomas.

Nowitzki, a native of Wurzburg, Germany, has played for the Mavericks for 13 years.

The Class of 2011 will be announced in September.

The primary ballot of nominees follows:

Shawn Andaya, softball, Texas A&M

Gary Blair, women's basketball coach, Texas A&M

Mack Brown, football coach, Texas

Fred Couples, golf, Houston

Rudy Davalos, basketball administration, San Antonio native

Tim Duncan, San Antonio Spurs

Louie Kelcher, football, SMU

Drayton McLane, owner Houston Astros

Bobby Moegle, baseball, Lubbock Monterey

G.A. Moore, high school football coach

Keith Moreland, baseball, Texas

Gerald Myers, administrator, Texas Tech

Dirk Nowitzki, Dallas Mavericks

Shaquille O'Neal, basketball, San Antonio Cole

Eddy Peach, high school football, Arlington Lamar

Nolan Richardson, basketball, El Paso native

Lovie Smith, Chicago Bears football coach

Zach Thomas, football, Texas Tech

Andre Ware, football, Houston

Richard Quick, swimming, SMU (deceased)