A former head coach in the college and professional ranks, he is well known for his year tenure as a college basketball broadcaster for ESPN. He is known for catchphrases such as "This is awesome, baby! He has also written nine books, and appeared in several films. His father, John, was a piece work clothing press operator and had a second job as a security guard.
His thorough knowledge of the game is brought forth in an enthusiastic, passionate, sometimes controversial — but never boring — style. In February and , Vitale was named a finalist for induction into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame as a contributor. His weekly ESPN. Vitale is also a columnist for Basketball Times, has served as a guest columnist for USA Today since , and has been a featured guest on virtually every sports radio station across the nation. He received eight CableACE nominations, and captured awards in and They told me that if you gave percent all the time, a lot of beautiful things will happen. I may not always be right, but no one can ever accuse me of not having a genuine love and passion for whatever I do.
College Basketball: Dick Vitale's Top 25 Quotes and Sayings
They told me that if you gave percent all the time, a lot of beautiful things will happen. I may not always be right, but no one can ever accuse me of not having a genuine love and passion for whatever I do. They're not the No. They just do things only coaches really appreciate. The stars get the headlines, but glue guys help you get in the winner's circle.
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