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Dick Vitale Quotes About Baby, YouTube, Funny, Education, Age, Health, Religion & Success! Richard John Vitale, known by his nickname ” Dick Vitale ” is a basketball sportscaster from the United States. He is most known for his 41-year run as an ESPN college basketball analyst, during which time he served as a head coach in the collegiate and professional leagues. In the city of Passaic, New Jersey,  Dick Vitale was born on June 9th, 1939. After completing his high school education at East Rutherford High School, Vitale got his bachelor of science degree from Seton Hall University in business management in 1963.

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Later, he attended William Paterson University to get his master’s degree in education there. In 1958, Vitale began his coaching career in an elementary school in Garfield, New Jersey. When Dick Lloyd became the head coach of Rutgers University in 1971, Vitale became an assistant coach. He served as head coach for the next two seasons at the University of Michigan. Vitale departed the Titans and collegiate basketball to coaching the Detroit Pistons of the NBA in the 1978–79 season, directing the team to a 30–52 (.366) record.

Scotty Connal offered Vitale his first TV chance at ESPN when he stepped down as Detroit Pistons coach in the early 1990s. It wasn’t long until his first response to the broadcaster position was, “Absolutely no way. At first, broadcasting was not a natural fit for Vitale. While strolling the streets of Chicago, he missed his first ever production meeting.

After the American Broadcasting Company bought ESPN in 1985, Vitale also started performing broadcasts on the ABC network. He was well renowned for his clever quips, making words like “diaper dandy” (which referred to a fantastic rookie basketball player) a massive success. He has a slew of movies and has also published nine books.

Best Dick Vitale Quotes

1. “The glory of sport is witnessing a well-coached team perform as a single unit, striving for a common goal and ultimately bringing distinction to the jersey the players represent.”-Dick Vitale

2. “In my mind, he’s done an amazing job, and he’s certainly one of the favorites for national coach of the year. To think what’s done thereafter losing so much from last year’s team, it just blows my mind.”-Dick Vitale

3. “The NCAA can’t pay the players… If a kid is good enough, and an agent wants to give him money, let them give him money.”-Dick Vitale

4. “I’m a basketball guy. No sitcom guy. I don’t care about all that jazz. I care about basketball.”-Dick Vitale

5. “I feel like I’m 68; I act like I’m 12, talking about a game of basketball.”-Dick Vitale

6. “One day to see that headline, not that someone won a basketball championship, but to see that a cure for cancer has been found, will be a great day for mankind.”-Dick Vitale

7. “Really, UCLA’s a great place as well, but they don’t have the kind of environment they have here. The fans here have a passion.”-Dick Vitale

8. “I have a problem with honoring mediocrity in so many cases over teams that have great years.”-Dick Vitale

9. “I do a lot of motivational speaking in front of crowds, so I learn from some of these people. I really do, even at my age.”-Dick Vitale

10. “The Allstate March Mayhem Challenge is a great, great bracket challenge.”-Dick Vitale

11. “It’s not over. I’m confident they can do it. But it’s not a closed case.”-Dick Vitale

12. “I want to continue to learn because I plan on being around.”-Dick Vitale

13.”Bottom line is, I love the game too much. There’s no place in the game for coaches talking on wiretaps about buying players.”-Dick Vitale

14. “I love what I’m doing. I enjoy life.”-Dick Vitale

15. “If Morrison doesn’t get a Player of the Year award, I’ll buy him a gold trophy, call it the Dickie V. P-T-Per Award, and ship it out to him myself.”-Dick Vitale

16. “I am so sick and tired of ppl that call themselves fans & justifying the brutal FBI Wiretap comments of their LSU coach…”-Dick Vitale

17. “If you gave 110 percent all the time, a lot of beautiful things will happen.”-Dick Vitale

18. “If Taylor Swift was on campus as a student, she’d be allowed to do concerts and make millions. Certain kids in every profession, be it the corporate world, the legal world, people on the top and people on the bottom, can make those dollars. Why should we deny them?”-Dick Vitale

19. “The biggest thing in my life – the biggest – is raising dollars to help kids battle cancer.”-Dick Vitale

20. “My plan is very simple. The Dickie V plan.”-Dick Vitale

21. “Who would ever think to associate basketball with the term ‘communitarianism’? That’s a mouthful, baby! Or who would ever expect to be talking about hoops and Aristotle in the same sentence? Or Machiavelli and roundball?”-Dick Vitale

22. “The Heels are on fire. Somebody call up the fire chief to put out the fire.”-Dick Vitale

23. “If Princeton can beat Georgetown, I am going to hitchhike to Providence, which isn’t that far from here, I’m gonna be their ball boy on their next game, and then I’m gonna change into a Princeton cheer-leading uniform and I’m gonna lead all the cheers.”-Dick Vitale

24. “I’m living the American dream.”-Dick Vitale

25. “That just goes with the territory whenever you’re a superstar and play for a great team. That’s a compliment. That means you’ve made it.”-Dick Vitale

26. “Take this philosophical excursion, analyze it, dissect it, and argue with it. I am so proud to know that the game I love has even touched philosophical prime-time players like Walls and Bassham.”-Dick Vitale

27. “Unbelievable! Connecticut wins their first Big East Championship. This group of people! Dance, Jimmy, baby! Dance, Jimmy, baby!”-Dick Vitale

28. “John Wooden has been a vital force in the lives of many with his inspirational messages. “-Dick Vitale

29. “Maybe the next Michelangelo of philosophy will read this book and come to share my passion for Mr. Naismith’s marvelous game.”-Dick Vitale

30. “I love seeing people that have control of a crowd in the palm of their hand. It’s beautiful for me to see.”-Dick Vitale

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