The inaugural Sager Strong Award, named for the late sideline reporter Craig Sager, will be given to ex-Knick Monty Williams at the first NBA Awards on June 26, Turner announced on Thursday.

Turner said in a release the award “will be presented annually to an individual who has been a trailblazer while exemplifying courage, faith, compassion and grace.”

Williams’ wife Ingrid, with whom he had five children, died in a car accident in early 2016 in Oklahoma City while he was an assistant coach with the Thunder.