Author John Feinstein and broadcaster Eddie Doucette have been selected as the 2013 recipients of the Curt Gowdy Media Award from the Basketball Hall of Fame.
The Gowdy Media Award is named in honor of the legendary sports broadcaster and former Basketball Hall of Fame President, the late Curt Gowdy. This prestigious award is presented annually to members of the print and electronic media whose longtime efforts have made a significant contribution to the game of basketball.
Feinstein, the print media honoree, has authored numerous books on basketball, most notably "A Season on the Brink: A Year with Bob Knight and the Indiana Hoosiers" in 1986. The book became the best-selling nonfiction sports books of all time when it was first published, providing readers an inside look at one of the most successful and controversial college basketball coaches. Other Feinstein basketball-related books include: Last Shot, The Last Amateurs, Let Me Tell You a Story, Winter Games, A March to Madness, Forever���s Team, and A Season Inside.
Doucette, the original voice of the expansion Milwaukee Bucks, is the electronic media honoree. He has covered the NBA for over 30 years working for NBA-TV, CBS, USA Network and the NBA Radio Network. He's also been affiliated with NBA teams including the Pacers, Nuggets, Clippers and Trail Blazers.
Previous winners of the Gowdy Award, which has been presented since 1990, include legendary broadcasters Marty Glickman, Chick Hearn, Dick Enberg, Johnny Most, Dick Stockton and Marv Albert, as well as Leonard Koppett, Bob Ryan and Jim O'Connell on the print side.