Doucette wins Curt Gowdy Media Award
FEB 15, 2013 11:51a ET
The award is given annually by the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame to one writer and one member of the electronic media who have "made a significant contribution to the game of basketball."
Announced Friday at the NBA's All-Star weekend in Houston, Doucette and sportswriter John Feinstein will be given the award at the Hall of Fame enshrinement ceremony Sept. 7-8 in Springfield, Mass.
The man who coined phrases such as "skyhook," "twin towers," "downtown" and -- of course -- his signature "Bango!" Doucette was a disc jockey in Milwaukee when he was picked as the voice of the expansion Bucks prior to the 1968 season.
Doucette went on to serve with the team for 16 seasons, including calling the action for the 1971 championship season.
Following his time with the Bucks, Doucette continued to cover the NBA for a variety of different networks and served as a play-by-play voice in the MLB, NFL, college sports and the PGA.
When Doucette's 2-year-old son, Brett, was diagnosed with cancer in 1976, he teamed with the recently retired Jon McGlocklin to form Midwest Athletes Against Childhood Cancer.
The MAAC Fund has served the community ever since, and Doucette still is an honorary vice president of the charity.
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