Jim Valvanos life.

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Birth

March 10, 1946

Born in Queens, New York.

Balling at Rutgers

1964 - 1967

Plays College basketball at Rutgers

First Head coaching job, at John Hopkins

1968

HIred as coach at NCSU

1980

Won National Chamionship at NCSU

March, 1983

Becomes AD at NCSU

1987

Resigns from his positions at NC State

April 8, 1990

Resigns as athletic director and basketball coach, becomes basketball commentator for ESPN.

Diagnosed with Cancer

June 1992

Delivers famous speech at ESPYS

March 1993

Dies from Metastatic Cancer

April 28, 1993