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Summitt, Smith, Carnesecca receive inaugural Lapchick Awards

Updated: November 20, 2008, 4:14 PM ET
Associated Press

NEW YORK -- The room at Madison Square Garden was overflowing with people honoring three award recipients.

It wasn't long before another name dominated the proceedings, someone who passed away 38 years ago but whose impact was overpowering.

Pat Summitt, Dean Smith and Lou Carnesecca, all Hall of Fame coaches, were presented the inaugural Joe Lapchick Character Awards on Thursday. The 100-plus people all congratulated and praised the winners, but they made sure people understood why ...

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