Dick Vitale Net Worth is$15 Million
Dick Vitale Salary is$1 Million
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Profession: Coach, Sports commentator, Commentator
Date of Birth: Jun 9, 1939
Country: Italy, United States of America
Richard J. "Dick" Vitale is an American basketball sportscaster, author and actor with a net worth of $15 million. Dick Vitale gained his net worth by being a former basketball coach and rambunctious sportscaster for ESPN. Vitale was born in Passaic, New Jersey, and was the head coach for the University of Detroit. Guest starring on The Cosby Show, Vitale has also written books about basketball's greatest moments.
Richard J. "Dick" Vitale (pronounced /va?'tael/; born June 9, 1939), also known as "Dickie V", is an American basketball sportscaster. A former head coach in the college and professional ranks, he is well known as a college basketball broadcaster and for the enthusiastic and colorful remarks he makes during games, although many sports fans feel he subtracts from the sport coverage, rather than enhancing it. He is known for his catchphrases such as "baby" and "diaper dandy" (outstanding freshman player), as well as an overbearing and often bombastic style, and has authored nine books and appeared in several movies.
Vitale took his first job as a coach at an elementary school in Garfield, New Jersey in 1959. Eventually he moved up to the high school level to become head coach at Garfield High School for one season, and then at East Rutherford High School (his alma mater).
In 1971, Vitale moved to Rutgers University as an assistant coach under head coach Dick Lloyd. After two seasons there, he was hired in 1973 by the University of Detroit to become its head coach. Vitale took Detroit to the 32-team NCAA tournament in 1977. Vitale had a 78-30 record during his tenure at Detroit, which included a 21-game winning streak during the 1977 season. During that streak the Titans defeated the eventual champion Marquette on the road in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Following the 1977 season, his fourth as Detroit head coach, Vitale was named the university's athletic director.
Vitale coached the Detroit Pistons of the NBA for the 1978-79 season, leading them to a 30-52 (.366) record. On Nov. 8, 1979, Pistons owner Bill Davidson came to Vitale's house and told him that the Pistons were making a coaching change. It was twelve games into 1979-80 season, after the Pistons struggled to a 4-8 start. The primary reason for Vitale's downfall with the Pistons was the maneuver that brought Bob McAdoo to Detroit. M.L. Carr's decision to sign with Boston as a free agent in 1979 spawned a t

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Life after basketball for fired coaches

We wasn’t going to make the playoffs in Minnesota. My job was to get these young guys ready to play.” And if Dick Vitale never got another chance at running an NBA team, that is not how most fired coaches think they’re going out. As painful as gettin ...
Posted: December 11, 2017, 5:28 pm

Pat Hughes has recovered from 3 throat surgeries over the last 3 years

Only about 20,000 people in the U.S. every year come down with the disease that often afflicts those who make a living with their voice — singer Roger Daltrey of The Who and ESPN analyst Dick Vitale are among past sufferers — and the cause remains unknown.
Posted: December 16, 2017, 12:38 pm

Michigan Wolverines vs. Texas Longhorns: Time, TV, radio information

Where: Frank Erwin Center, Austin, Texas. TV: ESPN2 (Dan Shulman, Dick Vitale). Radio: WWJ-AM (950), WWWW (102.9; other radio affiliates). A link has been posted to your Facebook feed. Game notes: It's the second of a home-and-home series between the ...
Posted: December 11, 2017, 8:00 pm
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