Wheelchair Basketball Founder Honored by Naismith Hall of Fame
Dr. Tim Nugent, who began the University of Illinois Disability Resources and Educational Services along with pioneering wheelchair basketball and was the first coach, was recently honored by the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame with its Bunn Award Lifetime Achievement Award. Dr. Nugent, who passed away in 2015 at the age of 92, will be honored on August 28-30 during the Hall of Fame Enshrinement weekend in Springfield. Mass. He also was a 2019 inductee into the IBCA Hall of Fame.
More to the story courtesy of the Champaign News-Gazette’s Bob Asmussen.