Craig Sager honored with Basketball Hall of Fame media award

ATLANTA - DECEMBER 29: Craig Sager, broadcaster for NBA TV, interviews LeBron James #23 of the Cleveland Cavaliers after a win against the Atlanta Hawks on December 29, 2009 at Philips Arena in Atlanta, Georgia.  NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2009 NBAE  (Photo by Joe Murphy/NBAE via Getty Images)

Legendary sideline reporter Craig Sager was named as the 2017 recipient of the Basketball Hall of Fame’s Curt Gowdy Media Award for electronic media.

New York Times columnist Harvey Araton took home the honor for print media. 

Sager was a fixture on NBA broadcasts for more than 30 years and quickly became one of the most beloved reporters in the game. He died in December after a long battle with leukemia and his wife, Stacy, was on hand in New Orleans to accept the award on his behalf. 

Sager, known for his loud outfits as much as his skillful interviewing techniques, also covered college basketball, baseball and the Olympics. 

Sager and Araton will be honored again at the Hall of Fame induction ceremony in September. 

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