Naismith Outstanding Contribution to Basketball

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Naismith Outstanding Contribution to Basketball is an award given to one man and one woman each year. The award was established in 1996 and is presented by the Atlanta Tipoff Club. Source:[1]

Naismith Outstanding Contribution to Basketball Award
Year Men (affiliation) Women (affiliation)
1983 John Wooden  
1984 Ray Meyer  
1985 Hank Iba  
1986 Adolph Rupp  
1987 Pete Newell  
1988 Red Auerbach  
1989 Nat Holman  
1990 Frank McGuire  
1991 Clarence “Big House” Gaines  
1992 John McLendon  
1993 Dave Gavitt  
1994 Claire Bee  
1995 Victor Bubas  
1996 Boris Stankovic  
1997 Phog Allen  
1998 Dean Smith  
1999 C.M. Newton Margaret Wade
2000 Bill Wall Harley Redin
2001 Tex Winter Cathy Rush
2002 Don Haskins Billie Moore
2003 Charles “Lefty” Driesell Betty Jaynes
2004 George Killian Sonja Hogg
2005 Everett Case Leon Barmore
2006 Jerry Colangelo Val Ackerman
2007 Bob Knight Kay Yow
2008 Dick Vitale Jody Conradt
2009 Billy Packer Anne Donovan
2010 John Thompson Jr Marsha Sharp
2011 Dick Enberg Cheryl Miller
2012 Don Meyer Teresa Edwards
2013 Lute Olson Pat Summitt

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  1. ^ "Naismith Outstanding Contributor". Naismith. Retrieved 11 Oct 2014. 

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