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Summitt, Carnesecca, Smith to receive first-ever Lapchick awards

Updated: October 21, 2008, 12:37 PM ET
Associated Press

NEW YORK -- Three Hall of Fame basketball coaches have been chosen to receive the inaugural Joe Lapchick Character Award.

Pat Summitt, Lou Carnesecca and Dean Smith will receive the award next month at Madison Square Garden, it was announced Tuesday.

The award, conceived by former St. John's player and longtime high school coach Gus Alfieri, was established to recognize basketball coaches who have shown the character and coaching ability of Hall of Famer Lapchick, who coached St. John's ...

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