American basketball coach and announcer
Richard John Vitale (/vaɪˈtæl/; 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. 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. Two months later, he was diagnosed with lymphoma.
- ↑ "Dick Vitale Biography (1939-)". www.filmreference.com.
- ↑ 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.