DICK VITALE

Game 422 | April 3, 1992 | Dick Vitale
After a successful stint as head basketball coach at Detroit University, Vitale was hired to coach the Detroit Pistons. Twelve games into his second season he was fired. Out of work, he accepted the invitation to call the first college basketball game ever broadcast on a new network called ESPN. Since 1979, he has called nearly 1,000 games for ESPN, pairing with play-by-play announcers Brad Nessler, Dan Shulman and Mike Patrick.



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