Dick Vitale Contributor
Inducted in 2008
Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame Inductee 2008
An enthusiastic and passionate ambassador for college basketball, Vitale joined ESPN as an analyst soon after the network launched in 1979. His energetic style complete with colorful catchphrases has propelled college basketball to the popularity it enjoys today. The former coach of the University of Detroit-Mercy and Detroit Pistons is very active on the Board of Directors of the V Foundation, which raises money for cancer research.
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