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 Jim Valvano

Jim Valvano

Original Name James Thomas
Birth
Corona, Queens County, New York, USA
Death 28 Apr 1993 (aged 47)
Durham, Durham County, North Carolina, USA
Burial Raleigh, Wake County, North Carolina, USA
Memorial ID 8076 · View Source
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College Basketball Coach. Served as Basketball coach for North Carolina State from 1980 to 1989, and as a sports commentator for ABC and ESPN. His record was 346-212 in 19 seasons as a NCAA head coach. During his tenure, he appeared in eight NCAA Tournaments and won a National Championship with North Carolina State in 1983. He was twice voted ACC Coach of the Year. He was inducted into the Rutger's Basketball Hall of Fame in April 1993, into the Rutger's Hall of Distinguished Alumni in May, 1999, and into New York City's Basketball Hall of Fame in September, 1999.


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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Added: 8 Jan 2000
  • Find A Grave Memorial 8076
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Jim Valvano (10 Mar 1946–28 Apr 1993), Find A Grave Memorial no. 8076, citing Oakwood Cemetery, Raleigh, Wake County, North Carolina, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .