Longtime NBA reporter David Aldridge and ESPN broadcaster Jay Bilas are the 2016 Curt Gowdy Media Award recipients. The two will be acknowledged for their contributions to basketball during the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame Enshrinement events September 8-10 in Springfield, Massachusetts.
The Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame announced today, at NBA All-Star Weekend, three elite players, nine outstanding coaches, one exceptional referee and one record-setting team as finalists from the North American and Women’s committees to be considered for election in 2016.
The Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame announced today the winners of the 2016 Morgan Wootten Award for Lifetime Achievement in Coaching High School Basketball, Bob Dwyer and Dr. Anthony Pappas. This prestigious award is named after Morgan Wootten, who served as the Head Coach of DeMatha Catholic High School in Hyattsvile, Maryland for 46 years and is one of two high school coaches enshrined into the Basketball Hall of Fame. The annual award recognizes two outstanding high school coaches, one for boys’ basketball and one for girls’ basketball.
The Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame announced today the ten candidates for the 2016 Nancy Lieberman Award. Now in its sixteenth year, the award recognizes the top point guard in women’s NCAA Division I college basketball. Candidates exhibit the floor leadership, play-making and ball-handling skills of Hall of Famer Nancy Lieberman.
The Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame announced today the ten watch list finalists for the 2016 Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Center of the Year Award. Named after Hall of Famer and three-time NCAA Champion Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, the annual honor in its second year recognizes the top centers in men’s college basketball.