Jim Host Contributor
Inducted in 2012
Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame Inductee N/A
The founder and principal of Host Communications, Host realized the potential growth of men?s basketball and partnered the NCAA with major corporations like Gillette, Valvoline and Pizza Hut. Host, who also had a background in broadcasting, went on to create a model for multimedia rights, bundling everything from coaches? radio and TV shows, promotional appearances, endorsements and publishing into a single package for some of the nation?s top programs. He has been recognized as one of college athletics? most influential people.
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