Doucette To Be Awarded Curt Gowdy Media Award
Friday, September 6th, 2013 -- 12:38 pm
Posted by Larry Hoeser, Sports Director
On Saturday Eddie Doucette, the original voice of The Milwaukee Bucks, will be awarded the prestigious Curt Gowdy Media Award by the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame at special ceremonies in Springfield, Massachusetts.
The award is given to individuals whose longtime efforts have made a significant contribution to broadcasting.
Eddie served as the voice of the Bucks on radio and television for 16 memorable seasons, including the 1971 NBA Championship year. He was a catalyst in building a strong fan base in Milwaukee and Wisconsin for the l968 expansion team Bucks right into the '80's. His exciting style and nicknames for players and their favorite shots, plays and quirks, became addictive.
Eddie not only served the Bucks for 16 seasons, but he did 20 years of baseball play by play, worked tirelessly in development and fundraising for the Naismith Memorial hall of Fame, and worked for CBS, NBA TV, NBA Radio Network, and the USA network while also calling play by play for NBA teams in Los Angeles, Denver, Indiana, and Portland.