Collins, Vecsey named to Hall of Fame media wing

The Globe has learned that Turner Sports NBA analyst Doug Collins, who also serves as a commentator for NBC Sports’ coverage of Olympic basketball, and long-time New York Post basketball writer Peter Vecsey have been selected to receive the 2009 Curt Gowdy Media Award from the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame during Enshrinement festivities scheduled for Sept. 10-11 in Springfield, Mass. The Gowdy Media Award is named in honor of the legendary sports broadcaster and former Basketball Hall of Fame President, the late Curt Gowdy. This award is presented annually to members of the print and electronic media whose longtime efforts have made a significant contribution to the game of basketball. The announcement is expected to be made today.

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