2001 Inductees

BOB BLACKBURN — Media

Recognized as a pro’s pro in the sports broadcasting field, Bob Blackburn was the original voice of the Seattle Supersonics. His nearly 60 year old career includes announcing over 7000 sports events and 2359 NBA games. His play-by-play coverage includes all major professional and collegiate sports. During 25 years with the Sonics, he was acclaimed among NBA’s top three broadcasters.

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HARRY MISSILDINE — Media

Legendary Inland Empire sports editor and columnist Harry Missildine spent nearly 30 years with the Spokesman-Review in Spokane, retiring in 1982. He was six-days-a-week sports columnist covering Washington State University, University of Idaho and Gonzaga University sports. An accomplished golfer, winner of numerous titles, he has written for Golf Digest and other publications. His career spanned over a half century.