Doug Gottlieb

Doug Gottlieb is no stranger to the Iba Awards. He served as the master of ceremonies in 2010 when he was a basketball analyst for ESPN. From there he went to CBS Sports and beginning in 2017, he now works as a basketball analyst and radio host for FOX Sports. He is known for his nationally syndicated show, The Doug Gottlieb Show, which also moved to FOX Sports Radio. 

Gottlieb was a college basketball point guard at Notre Dame and played at OSU under Coach Eddie Sutton, holding every assists record at OSU and in the Big 12 Conference. He is also 11th all-time in assists in NCAA history. He graduated from Oklahoma State in 2000 with a bachelor’s degree in marketing. In addition to being named All Big 12 Honorable Mention his senior year at Oklahoma State, Gottlieb was named the 1999 Big 12 Scholar Athlete Community Service Athlete of the Year.

After graduating from college, Gottlieb went undrafted in the NBA draft, but was made the No 1 pick of the Oklahoma Storm in the 2000 United States Basketball League draft. Gottlieb’s season with the Storm was successful as he led the USBL in assists and helped the Storm to a 2nd-place finish in the team’s inaugural season. Gottlieb then took his basketball career overseas, which included a stop in Israel after signing with Maccabi Ra’anana. Gottlieb played internationally at the professional level in FranceRussia and Israel.

In 2011, Gottlieb was inducted into the Southern California Jewish Sports Hall of Fame. He is a member of the Oklahoma State Board of Governors. In 2016, he became a national spokesman for the American Cancer Society.

The Iba Awards were created in 1994 by the Rotary Club of Tulsa to recognize an influential male and a female premier athlete for their success in their sport, and more importantly, for being positive role models who give back to their communities – not only by donating to worthy causes, but by being personally dedicated and involved in their chosen charities.

The awards are named after Henry P. Iba, former Oklahoma State University basketball coach and coach of three U.S. Olympic basketball teams. He was an unparalleled success as a coach, a leader and a citizen and these awards recognize and honor athletes who best exemplify a high degree of citizenship in his image.

This year’s master of ceremonies will be Dave Hunzinker, “Voice of the Cowboys”. The male and female recipients will be announced at a later date.

The prestigious black-tie-optional event will be held at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tulsa on June 18, 2018. Its presenting sponsor is Tom Rinehart. Proceeds benefit the Rotary Club of Tulsa Foundation, which supports local and area non-profits benefitting young people and the club’s International Projects Committee.

For table sponsorship information, contact the Rotary Club of Tulsa at 918-584-7642 or online at ibaawards.com.

 

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Our leadership team gave their Monday night to attend the Visioning Launch Lab, getting ready for the start of the new Rotary year on July 1st. 🎉🎉

What an amazing and dedicated group! Can’t wait to see what all they accomplish this year! #agentsofchange #peopleofaction
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Happy #MemberMonday honoring one of our Rotarians.

Dr. Mouzon Biggs, Jr., is inspiring on many levels and we are blessed to be able to call him a fellow Rotarian.

Anytime it is announced that Mouzon will be speaking it brings anticipation that you will hear something grand, something that will leave you thinking about what has been said. We all know Mouzon speaks from the heart and presents in a thoughtful, inspirational and well-meaning way. Mouzon inspires me to “keep doing the next right thing” and "keep swinging for the fences” as he so amply displays this motto in his day to day life. Thank you Mouzon for being you.

Upon retiring as Sr Pastor at Boston Avenue Methodist Church Mouzon said: “I never walked into the pulpit that I didn’t do the best I knew how to be as faithful to God’s word as I knew how. I never promised a home run, but I did promise to swing as hard as I could. I think I managed that.”

I think we can all agree he did that and so much more.
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June 14, 2004

15 years ago today, Past President Jimmie Saied celebrated his final birthday at the 11th Annual Henry P. Iba Citizen Athlete Awards Banquet directing "The Stars and Stripes Forever."

2004 Iba Chair, Linda Bradshaw, introduced him with the following:

"Our finale is a tribute to our honorees with a presentation that is a testament to his own life. A gentleman and patriot beyond description was born this very day, June 14, 1915 on Flag Day. He carried the torch to Washington to witness the signing into law signifying that "The Star and Stripes Forever" become the official march of the United States of America. He has thrilled thousands for decades with his characterization of John Philip Sousa through the concerts he has conducted across this great country. I'm proud to celebrate his 89th birthday with him tonight. He is my dearest and personal friend. Please welcome, Maestro James G. Saied."
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The Rotary Club of Tulsa, with sincere appreciation, presents the “James G. Saied Service Above Self…And Then Some” Award to Rotarian and Past President Charles B. Wilson, Jr.

For continuing to serve his club with leadership counsel and enthusiasm long after serving as club President, 1996-97;

For strengthening the club by initiating several membership initiatives that led to more and higher committed members that reflect the vitality and diversity of our community;

For his numerous leadership positions on the board and club committees, including the Henry P. Iba Citizen Athlete Awards, where he chaired the event and served on the organizing committee for all 25 years;

For his leadership coordinating Rotary’s support for the transformational OU-OSU Bedlam Clinics;

He is exceptionally qualified to receive the club’s highest honor.

Congratulations!
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