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Vitale, Dick

Born: 1939 AD
Currently alive, at 76 years of age.
Nationality: N/A
Categories: Sportscaster

1939 – He was born on June 9 of this year in Passaic, New Jersey.


1963 – He took his first job as a coach at Mark Twain Elementary School in Garfield, New Jersey.


1973 – Then he then served as an assistant coach before being hired by the University of Detroit to become its head coach.


1977 – He took the team to the NCAA tournament in this year. After the 1977 season, Vitale was named the university’s athletic director.


1978 – He then coached the Detroit Pistons of the National Basketball Association for the 1978-79 seasons, leading them to a 30-52 record.


1979 – He joined the then-fledgling network ESPN until another coaching job became available. He called the first college basketball game in the network’s history on the 5th day of December this year.


2004 – He was a finalist for election to the Basketball Hall of Fame this year.


2005 – He was left out.


2006 – He signed a contract extension through the 2012-2013 college basketball years.