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Published on Nov 5, 2012
With Jim Durham passing away today, we thought it fitting to share his speech with the basketball community and give them everyone a chance to see him from out behind the broadcaster's booth.
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.
An accomplished veteran, Durham has been recognized with Illinois Sportscaster-of-the-Year honors in 1979, 1989 and 1990, and garnered Chicago Emmy Awards in 1989 and 1991.The Chicago native had the pleasure of calling the action during Michael Jordan's first seven seasons in the Windy City, including his most memorable call of Jordan's game-winning "shot" in the1989 NBA Playoffs against the Cleveland Cavaliers.