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Ackerman, Hamilton to get Lapchick Award

NEW YORK — Val Ackerman, Leonard Hamilton, Speedy Morris and Rick Byrd are this year’s recipients of the Joe Lapchick Character Award.

Ackerman assisted identified the WNBA and served as the to start with president. She also has had a effective vocation as commissioner of the Large East Convention considering that 2013, leading the rebirth of the convention after the determination of basketball schools to separate from the unique conference.

Hamilton is the winningest coach in Florida State basketball background and fifth in Atlantic Coast Meeting background. He has 394 victories in his 20 years at the college and 594 in general in his 34-year job that featured stops at Oklahoma Condition and Miami right before he arrived to the Seminoles in 2002.

Morris guided La Salle from 1986-87 to 2000-01, gathering 238 wins and four NCAA event appearances. In the 1989-90 period, his group went 30-2 and completed 12th in the AP poll behind the performances of Lionel Simmons and Doug Overton. Morris was the to start with Division I coach to coach the men’s and women’s basketball applications at the similar university.

Byrd spent 33 several years coaching at Belmont from 1986-87 (when it was however in the NAIA) to 2018-19. He received 713 video games there and 805 overall. The Bruins went 27-6 in his last year and made the NCAA tournament. Belmont produced 8 NCAA appearances in the course of Byrd’s tenure.

This is the 14th calendar year the award will be presented to all those who have proven the character attributes of Lapchick, who coached at St. John’s and with the New York Knicks.

The quartet will be honored at a luncheon Sept. 16 in New York.

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