July 28, 2014

Doucette to receive Curt Gowdy media award

Eddie Doucette, the original voice of the Milwaukee Bucks and a legendary broadcaster with over 30 years of experience calling NBA action, was named today the recipient of the Basketball Hall of Fame’s Curt Gowdy Media Award in the Electronic Media category.  Longtime NBA writer John Feinstein was also honored in the Print Media category.  Doucette and Feinstein will be acknowledged for their contribution to basketball during the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame Enshrinement events on Sept. 7-8, 2013, in Springfield, Mass.

Doucette served as the voice of the Bucks basketball for each of the franchise’s first 16 seasons, including the memorable 1970-71 campaign that culminated with Milwaukee’s only NBA Championship.  Doucette is already a member of the Wisconsin Sports Hall of Fame.

The Curt 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.