2014 Award Winner: BEST Celtics Reporter

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Bob Ryan

Nominated for: BEST Celtics Reporter

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Robert "Bob" P. Ryan (born February 21, 1946) is an American sportswriter for The Boston Globe. He has been described as "the quintessential American sportswriter" and a basketball guru and is well known for his coverage of the sport including his famous stories covering the Boston Celtics in the 1970s. After graduating from Boston College, Ryan started as a sports intern for the Globe on the same day as Peter Gammons, and later worked with other Globe sports writing legends Will McDonough and Leigh Montville. Ryan announced in early 2012 his retirement from sports writing after 44 years once the 2012 Olympic Games concluded. His final column in The Boston Globe was published August 12, 2012.Biography and careerPersonal backgroundBorn in Trenton, New Jersey, Ryan grew up in a house, "that revolved around going to games" and went to high school at the Lawrenceville School from 1960 to 1964. He graduated from Boston College as a history major in 1968. Ryan and his wife Elaine have a daughter Jessica, and a son Keith who died in 2008. They are grandparents of triplets. They have been married since 1969. Today, Ryan lives in Hingham, Massachusetts. The dedication page in Forty Eight Minutes, one of Ryan's books, says, "To Elaine Ryan: In the next life, maybe you'll get a nine-to-five man who makes seven figures." Ryan has also done humanitarian fundraisers for years to help inner-city teenagers with their educations.

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Joseph K. on June 19, 2012

The man has covered the Celtics for longer than i've been alive. Give him his due

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Zach S. on June 27, 2013

Bob is the best!

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Andre H. on June 12, 2013

Sorry everybody Bob Ryan ia an icon

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Vincent V. on July 10, 2012

No one else is even close.

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Methi G. on June 17, 2012

Been good for last 100 years

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Miranda P. on July 15, 2011

When he talks Celtics basketball, you have to listen

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Joseph K. on June 30, 2011

He's a legend for a reason

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