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Jim Valvano


Head coach who led NEW YORK State University or college to a vintage NCAA Tournament in 1983. He performed college golf ball at Rutgers University or college, starting at stage safeguard from 1964 to 1967. He announced the V Basis for cancer study in a unforgettable ESPY speech. He previously three daughters, Nicole, Jamie, and Lee Ann, along with his wife Pamela Levine. He coached the NBA celebrity Spud Webb at NEW YORK Condition from 1983 to 1985.

Quick Facts

Full Name Jim Valvano
Date Of Birth March 10, 1946
Place Of Birth New York City, NY
Profession Basketball Coach
Education Rutgers University
Nationality American
Spouse Pamela Levine
Children Jamie Valvano, Nicole Valvano, Lee Ann Valvano
Parents Angelina Valvano, Rocco Valvano
Siblings Bob Valvano, Nick Valvano
Awards Arthur Ashe Courage Award, Atlantic Coast Conference Men's Basketball Coach of the Year
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1Inducted into the North Carolina State University Athletics Hall of Fame in 2012 (inaugural class).
2Iona College Goal Club Hall of Fame in 1994.
3Shortly before his death, he established the Jimmy V Foundation for Cancer Research.
4Brother of Bob Valvano and Nick Valvano.
5Inducted into the Rutgers Men's Basketball Hall of Fame in 1993 (inaugural class).
6Inducted into the Rutgers Hall of Distinguished Alumni in 1999.
7Inducted into the National Italian American Sports Hall of Fame in 2004.
8Inducted into the New York City Basketball Hall of Fame in 1999..
9Head basketball coach at the following schools: Johns Hopkins University, 1968-1969; Bucknell University, 1972-1975; Iona College, 1975-1980; North Carolina State University, 1980-1990.



The Cosby Show1992TV SeriesJohn Velarde



Late Night with David Letterman1987-1992TV SeriesHimself
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson1991TV SeriesHimself / Himself - Guest
ABC Sports: World League1991TV SeriesHimself - Sideline Reporter
48 Hours1988TV Series documentaryHimself - Basketball Coach, North Carolina State
ESPN: NCAA Basketball1979TV SeriesHimself

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

Mike & Mike2011-2016TV SeriesHimself
30 for 302013TV Series documentaryHimself
ESPN 25: Who's #1?2004TV Series documentaryHimself
The Award Show Awards Show2003TV Special documentaryHimself
Wide World of Sports 35th Anniversary Special1996TV Movie documentaryHimself

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
1994CableACECableACE AwardsSports Commentator/AnalystESPN: NCAA Basketball (1979)
1993CableACECableACE AwardsSports Commentator/AnalystESPN: NCAA Basketball (1979)

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1Cancer can take away all my physical ability. It cannot touch my mind; it cannot touch my heart; and it cannot touch my soul. And those three things are going to carry on forever.

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