The John W. Bunn Lifetime Achievement Award


The John Bunn Award is named for the first chairman of the Basketball Hall of Fame Committee (1949-69). The award, instituted by the Basketball Hall's Board of Trustees, annually honors an international or national figure who has contributed greatly to the game of basketball. Outside of Enshrinement, the John Bunn Award is the most prestigious award presented by the Basketball Hall of Fame.


2014

  • Al Attles

2013

  • George Raveling

2012

  • Pat Williams

2011

  • Brian McIntyre

2010

  • Don Meyer

2009

  • Johnny "Red" Kerr

2008

  • Val Ackerman

2007

  • Thomas "Satch" Sanders

2006

  • Betty Jaynes

2005

  • Marty Blake

2004

  • Zelda Spoelstra

2003

  • Joe O'Brien

2002

  • Harvey Pollack

2001

  • Tom Jernstedt

2000

  • Meadowlark Lemon

1999

  • The Harlem Globetrotters

1998

  • Tex Winter

1997

  • C.M. Newton

1996

  • Vic Bubas

1995

  • Pete Carlesimo

1994

  • William Wall

1993

  • Joe Vancisin

1992

  • Will Robinson

1991

  • Morgan B. Wootten

1990

  • Pat Head Summitt

1989

  • George E. Killian

1988

  • Haskell Hillyard

1987

  • David R. Gavitt

1986

  • Grady W. Lewis

1985

  • Lee Williams

1984

  • Lawrence F. O'Brien

1983

  • Robert J. Cousy

1982

  • Daniel Biasone

1981

  • Ray Meyer

1980

  • Arnold "Red" Auerbach

1979

  • Eddie Gottlieb

1978

  • Curt Gowdy

1977

  • Clifford B. Fagan

1976

  • Henry P. Iba

1975

  • J. Walter Kennedy

1974

  • John Wooden

1973

  • John Bunn