SPRINGFIELD, Mass. -- Philadelphia Daily News writer Phil
Jasner and Kansas announcer Max Falkenstien were chosen Monday by
the Basketball Hall of Fame to receive the Curt Gowdy Award given
to media members.
Jasner started covering the Philadelphia 76ers for the Daily
News in 1973. He served as president of the Professional Basketball
Writers Association and earned a lifetime achievement award in
He was also president of the Philadelphia College Basketball
Falkenstien was inducted into the Kansas Sports Hall of Fame and
dubbed the country's best college radio personality by The Sporting
News in 2001. He's been a broadcaster for Jayhawk teams for 58
years, providing play-by-play and analysis on radio and television.
The Hall of Fame features a display of the winners of the Gowdy
Award, first handed out in 1990 for print and electronic media.
Gowdy, a longtime network broadcaster, was president of the Hall
for seven years.
Jasner and Falkenstien will be honored during the Hall of Fame's
enshrinement weekend in September.