Dick Vitale

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Richard John Vitale (/vˈtæl/; born June 9, 1939), also known as "Dickie V", is an American basketball coach and sportscaster. He is known for his career as a college basketball broadcaster for ESPN. Vitale was born in Passaic, New Jersey.[1] In 2008, he was honored into the National Collegiate Basketball Hall of Fame. From 1978 until 1979, he coached the Detroit Pistons.

Vitale was diagnosed with melanoma in August 2021.[2] Two months later, he was diagnosed with lymphoma.[2]

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  1. "Dick Vitale Biography (1939-)". www.filmreference.com.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Brady, W. G. (2021-10-18). "Legendary college basketball announcer Dick Vitale makes sad announcement". Detroit Sports Nation. Retrieved 2021-10-19.