Wolff, Higgins, Blumberg to receive service awards

Sports broadcaster Bob Wolff, veteran basketball official Tim

Higgins and former radio producer and announcer Joel Blumberg will

receive this year’s distinguished service awards by the Met

Basketball Writers Association.

Wolff, a member of both the national basketball and baseball

Halls of Fame, began broadcasting basketball in 1939 and has the

longest-running radio and TV sportscasting career in history.

Higgins has been an official for 35 years, including 10 Final

Fours and four national championship games.

Blumberg produced radio broadcasts for nearly every New York

area professional team and many colleges until his death on Dec.

17.

The trio will be honored at the NIT/MBWA Haggerty Awards dinner

Tuesday night.