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Topic - Joe Lapchick
Naismith Hall of Famer Don Haskins, who led Texas Western to one of the most memorable NCAA championships, women's basketball pioneer Theresa Grentz and former Iowa and USC coach George Raveling have been selected as the 2013 recipients of the Lapchick Character Award,
Morgan Wootten has received many awards in recognition of his long and successful coaching career at DeMatha High School.
Three coaches whose careers were marked by longevity, loyalty and success have been chosen as this year's recipients for the Lapchick Character Award,
"He told me two things that day that I've never forgotten. He said 'Morgan, first thing remember this. A player will never forget his coach. They may forget some kids they went to school with, some teachers they had, some people they met along the way, but they will never forget their coach, the man who is supposed help them become a total human being and a success in whatever they decide to do in life.'