basketball reporter who worked for The Boston Globe for three decades and
recently collaborated on a best-selling book with Hall of Famers Larry Bird
and Magic Johnson, and Joe Tait, a popular radio play-by-play broadcaster
for the Cleveland Cavaliers for 38 years, have been selected to receive the
2010 Curt Gowdy Media Award from the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of
Fame during Enshrinement festivities scheduled on August 12-13, 2010, in
MacMullan is the first female reporter to
receive the honor in its 21-year history.
The Gowdy Media Award is named in honor of the legendary sports broadcaster
and former Hall of Fame Board member and President, the late Curt Gowdy.
The 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.
“The Gowdy Media Award is an honor that is proudly presented by the
Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in honor and memory of the late
Curt Gowdy, one of the pioneers of sports media and a former Hall of Fame
President,” said John L. Doleva, Hall of Fame President & CEO. “Joe Tait
and Jackie MacMullan excelled by sharing their unique and informative
insights on our sport while they entertained millions of loyal listeners
and readers. The Basketball Hall of Fame is proud to recognize Joe’s
longtime dedication to the game, and we are thrilled to honor Jackie for
her many contributions as a writer and as the first female reporter to
receive a Curt Gowdy Award.”