Here’s the second of a two-part interview with Dick Vitale, ESPN’s king of college basketball. In this one, he discusses this season, including why he praises Buffalo almost as much as he does Duke, and which U.S. President had the best hoops knowledge.
Dick Vitale has uttered (actually screamed) those words more than a few times during his four decades covering basketball for ESPN.
At 79 years young, he is a national treasure for so many reasons.
He was just elected into the Sports Broadcasting Hall of Fame Tuesday night in New York City to give him entry into his 14th hall of fame overall.
If that isn’t enough, he has written yet another book, and this one is splendid for its read and for its cause.
The $29.99 book is called “Dick Vitale’s Mount Rushmore of College Basketball,” and the cover features legendary coaches Mike Krzyzewski, Bob Knight, Roy Williams and Dean Smith. They rank as Vitale’s top coaches since his ESPN days.
Now get this: Vitale said every penny he sells on the book will go the Jimmy V Foundation for pediatric cancer research.