Top NBA writer Vecsey to speak at Marist

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Basketball Hall of Fame writer and broadcaster Peter Vecsey will share insights into his three decades of experience at Marist College in Poughkeepsie at 7 p.m. Oct. 24 in the Nelly Goletti Theater in the Student Center.

Vecsey will talk and answer questions about his experiences covering the sport and the changes his profession has gone through.

The event is sponsored by the Marist College Center for Sports Communication and is open to the public.

For more than three decades, Vecsey worked as a basketball columnist and is likely best known for his long-running column in the New York Post. He specialized in writing about NBA insider information and for cultivating behind-the-scenes sources. His hard-edged writing style made him one of the most anticipated, widely read and at times even feared columnists in the sports business.

Vecsey also has worked as an NBA television analyst on NBC, TNT and most recently NBA TV. Vecsey was a fixture on NBC Sports throughout the 1980s and '90s as the league experienced unprecedented growth.

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In 2009, Vecsey was inducted into the Basketball Hall of Fame and given the Curt Gowdy Media Award, an annual award given by the hall to basketball writers and broadcasters.

Vecsey was born in Queens and graduated from athletic powerhouse Archbishop Molloy High School. He is a member of the New York City Basketball Hall of Fame.

For more information about the event or the Marist College Center for Sports Communication, visit its website at sportscomm.marist.edu.

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