John Bunn Award

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The John Bunn Award—in full, the John W. Bunn Lifetime Achievement Award—is an annual basketball award given by the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame to an individual who has contributed significantly to the sport of basketball. Named after John Bunn, the first chairman of the Basketball Hall of Fame Committee from 1949 to 1969, the award is the highest and the most prestigious honor presented by the Basketball Hall of Fame outside of enshrinement.12

Honorees

* Elected to the Basketball Hall of Fame
Year Recipient Note
1973 Bunn, JohnJohn Bunn* Inducted to the Hall of Fame as a contributor in 1964
1974 Wooden, JohnJohn Wooden* Inducted to the Hall of Fame as a player in 1960 and a coach as 1973
1975 Kennedy, J. WalterJ. Walter Kennedy* Inducted to the Hall of Fame as a contributor in 1981
1976 Iba, Henry P.Henry P. Iba* Inducted to the Hall of Fame as a coach in 1969
1977 Fagan, CliffordClifford Fagan* Inducted to the Hall of Fame as a contributor in 1984
1978 Gowdy, CurtCurt Gowdy Another Hall of Fame award, the Curt Gowdy Media Award, is named after him
1979 Gottlieb, EddieEddie Gottlieb* Inducted to the Hall of Fame as a contributor in 1972
1980 Auerbach, Arnold "Red"Arnold "Red" Auerbach* Inducted to the Hall of Fame as a coach in 1969
1981 Meyer, RayRay Meyer* Inducted to the Hall of Fame as a coach in 1979
1982 Biasone, DanielDaniel Biasone* Inducted to the Hall of Fame as a contributor in 2000
1983 Cousy, Robert J.Robert J. Cousy* Inducted to the Hall of Fame as a player in 1971
Another Hall of Fame award, the Bob Cousy Award, is named after him
1984 O'Brien, Lawrence F.Lawrence F. O'Brien* Inducted to the Hall of Fame as a contributor in 1991
1985 Williams, LeeLee Williams
1986 Lewis, Grady W.Grady W. Lewis
1987 Gavitt, Dave R.Dave R. Gavitt* Inducted to the Hall of Fame as a contributor in 2006
1988 Hillyard, HaskellHaskell Hillyard
1989 Killian, George E.George E. Killian
1990 Summitt, Pat HeadPat Head Summitt* Inducted to the Hall of Fame as a coach in 2000
1991 Wootten, Morgan B.Morgan B. Wootten* Inducted to the Hall of Fame as a coach in 2000
1992 Robinson, WillWill Robinson
1993 Vancisin, JoeJoe Vancisin
1994 Wall, WilliamWilliam Wall
1995 Carlesimo, PetePete Carlesimo
1996 Bubas, VicVic Bubas
1997 Newton, C. M.C. M. Newton* Inducted to the Hall of Fame as a contributor in 2000
1998 Winter, TexTex Winter* Inducted into the Hall of Fame as a coach in 2011
1999 Harlem Globetrotters* Inducted to the Hall of Fame as a a team in 2002
2000 Lemon, MeadowlarkMeadowlark Lemon* Inducted to the Hall of Fame as a contributor in 2003
2001 Jernstedt, TomTom Jernstedt
2002 Pollack, HarveyHarvey Pollack
2003 O'Brien, JoeJoe O'Brien
2004 Spoelstra, ZeldaZelda Spoelstra
2005 Blake, MartyMarty Blake
2006 Jaynes, BettyBetty Jaynes
2007 Sanders, Thomas "Satch"Thomas "Satch" Sanders Inducted into the Hall of Fame as a contributor in 2011
2008 Ackerman, ValVal Ackerman
2009 Kerr, JohnnyJohnny Kerr
2010 Meyer, DonDon Meyer3
2011 McIntyre, BrianBrian McIntyre4
2012 Williams, PatPat Williams5
2013 Raveling, GeorgeGeorge Raveling6
2014 Attles, AlvinAlvin Attles7

References

General
  • "John Bunn Award". Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame. Retrieved June 23, 2009. 
Specific
  1. ^ "John Bunn Award". Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame. Retrieved June 23, 2009. 
  2. ^ "Kerr receives 2009 Hall of Fame Bunn Award". NBA.com. Turner Sports Interactive, Inc. February 10, 2009. Retrieved June 23, 2009. 
  3. ^ "Legendary Coach Don Meyer To Receive Hall of Fame’s 2010 John W. Bunn Lifetime Achievement Award" (Press release). Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame. June 30, 2010. Retrieved July 8, 2010. 
  4. ^ "Brian McIntyre to receive Hall of Fame's 2011 John W. Bunn Lifetime Achievement Award" (Press release). NBA.com. June 2, 2011. Retrieved August 14, 2011. 
  5. ^ "Orlando Magic Executive Pat Williams To Receive Hall of Fame's 2012 John W. Bunn Lifetime Achievement Award" (Press release). Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame. February 24, 2012. Retrieved February 27, 2012. 
  6. ^ "Legendary Coach George Raveling To Receive Basketball Hall of Fame’s 2013 John W. Bunn Lifetime Achievement Award" (Press release). Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame. February 15, 2013. Retrieved February 16, 2013. 
  7. ^ "Legendary Player and Coach Alvin Attles To Receive Basketball Hall of Fame’s 2014 John W. Bunn Lifetime Achievement Award" (Press release). Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame. February 14, 2014. Retrieved February 15, 2014. 

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