PSWA Living Legend award will go to Red Klotz
Red Klotz was a talented point guard for the original Baltimore Bullets.
But when the Philadelphia Sports Writers Association honors Klotz with their prestigious “Living Legend” award on Feb. 1, it won’t be for his storied NBA career (he played in 11 games, scored 15 points).
The Philly Sports Writers will host their 106th annual banquet on Monday, Feb. 1, at the Crowne Plaza in Cherry Hill.
On the PSWA dais, Klotz will be joined by two previous winners of the organization’s Living Legend Award: former Eagle Chuck Bednarik took home the hardware in 1986, and teammate Tommy McDonald won the plaque in 1992. They will be on hand as the writers salute the Eagles’ 1960 NFL championship team.
Klotz earned his fame as the creator of the Washington Generals, the team known for being the comical foil of the Harlem Globetrotters.
He likes to joke that he “lost more than 13,000 games in his coaching career.
But Klotz’s story is much, much more impressive than that.
To learn more about Klotz’s career, read this story published in New Jersey Monthly.
Sports Illustrated did a story on Klotz in 1995. Click this link to read it.
And click here to see how Daily News sports columnist Bill Conlin makes a case for Red’s induction into the Philadelphia Sports Hall of Fame.
The PSWA awards dinner is open to the public. Tickets are still available ($75). Click here to order tickets online.