On January 10th, 1976, Slick Watts was named Seattle’s ‘Man Of The Year’. Today, 43 years later, the award has expanded to the annual ‘Sports Star Of The Year Award’ which fittingly will be celebrating the 40th anniversary of the Supersonics NBA championship at this year’s ceremony.
In honor of Slick’s award and the celebration of the Sonics legacy, we throw it all the way back to that memorable day in 1976 as his son Donald and long-time friend Coach Jojo Rodriguez take a hilarious trip down memory lane. Discussing everything from Slick’s arrival in Seattle, his time with the Sonics, the unusual circumstances around the award and his continuing passion for helping the community. The award might have been 43 years ago, but the impact the ‘Man Of The Year’ has made reverberates to this day. Watch below!
Catching up with Seattle's Man Of The Year: 1976It was on this day 43 years ago that Coach Slick was named 'Man Of The Year' in Seattle. His son Donald and long-time friend Jojo Rodriguez sit down with the Seattle icon to laugh and reminisce about earning the award, his journey to that point and what has kept him so passionate about giving back to the community. #wayofwatts #Gamechangersforlife
Posted by Watts Basketball on Thursday, January 10, 2019