NEW YORK – Naismith Hall of Famer Don Haskins, who led Texas Western to one of the most memorable NCAA championships, women's basketball pioneer Theresa Grentz and former Iowa and USC coach George Raveling have been selected as the 2013 recipients of the Joe Lapchick Character Award,
The winners of the sixth annual awards were announced Monday. The award is named after the late Hall of Fame coach and recognizes those who have shown the character traits of Lapchick, who coached at St. John's and with the New York Knicks.
The awards will be presented at a luncheon on Nov. 21 with the recipients honored that night during the 2K Sports Classic, benefiting the Wounded Warrior Project at Madison Square Garden.
Previous winners of the Lapchick Award include Naismith Hall of Famers Lou Carnesecca, Dean Smith, Pat Summitt, John Thompson and Bob Hurley Sr.