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Vitale, Dick

Born: 1939 AD
Currently alive, at 75 years of age.

Nationality: Unknown
Categories: Sportscaster

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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. 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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