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Overview (3)

Date of Birth 10 March 1946New York City, New York, USA
Date of Death 28 April 1993Durham, North Carolina, USA  (cancer)
Nickname Jimmy V

Mini Bio (1)

Jim Valvano was born on March 10, 1946 in New York City, New York, USA. He was an actor, known for ESPN: NCAA Basketball (1979), ABC Sports: World League (1991) and Late Night with David Letterman (1982). He was married to Pam Valvano. He died on April 28, 1993 in Durham, North Carolina, USA.

Spouse (1)

Pam Valvano (6 August 1967 - 28 April 1993) (his death) (3 children)

Trivia (9)

Head basketball coach at the following schools: Johns Hopkins University, 1968-1969; Bucknell University, 1972-1975; Iona College, 1975-1980; North Carolina State University, 1980-1990.
Inducted into the New York City Basketball Hall of Fame in 1999..
Inducted into the National Italian American Sports Hall of Fame in 2004.
Inducted into the Rutgers Hall of Distinguished Alumni in 1999.
Inducted into the Rutgers Men's Basketball Hall of Fame in 1993 (inaugural class).
Brother of Bob Valvano and Nick Valvano.
Shortly before his death, he established the Jimmy V Foundation for Cancer Research.
Iona College Goal Club Hall of Fame in 1994.
Inducted into the North Carolina State University Athletics Hall of Fame in 2012 (inaugural class).

Personal Quotes (1)

Cancer can take away all my physical ability. It cannot touch my mind; it cannot touch my heart; and it cannot touch my soul. And those three things are going to carry on forever.

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