Walt Fraser is already hanging on the rafters in Madison Square Garden and a place in the Basketball Hall of Fame for his playing career. On Friday, he added another award at the Hall of Fame, receiving the title of Curt Gowdy Electronic Media Award winner.
The Curt Gowdy Media Award is named after the late Curt Gowdy, a legendary sports broadcaster and former board member and president of the Hall of Fame. The award is presented to representatives of print, electronic and transformational media, whose efforts have made a significant contribution to the basketball game.
Fraser will be honored during the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame on September 9-10, 2022.
Fraser worked in the media for more than three decades as a Knicks analyst, first on the radio and now at MSG Network, where his melodic rhyming style and range of bright costumes brought him almost as much fame in the booth as he received. in court.
Hall’s press release noted: “Fraser entertained, educated and enlightened thousands of fans in the world’s greatest basketball city, many of whom are too young to remember their playing days, but they idolize it in much the same way.
“… As a broadcaster, he began to symbolize the Knicks basketball about the same way as a player four decades ago. Fraser connects generations through his work behind the microphone and off the court.”
Two years ago, Knicks TV presenter Mike Brin was awarded, and last year, photographer George Kalinski.