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May 8, 1993
Jimmy V. fought his last battle and lost the war. No matter what you thought of his coaching, his tactics or anything connected with a game he so clearly loved, Valvano showed all of us as human beings that what happens on the court is really meaningless in the big picture. I will remember Jim Valvano for his passion, his pride, his courage, his love of life and for one of the greatest NCAA championship games in tournament history. You will be missed, Jimmy V., but your spirit lives on. JIM BROCK Beverly Hills
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March 16, 2013 | By Robert Lloyd, Los Angeles Times Television Critic
"Survive and Advance," which premieres Sunday on ESPN as part of its excellent "30 for 30" series of sports documentaries, is a sweet and moving depiction of the sweet and moving story of the 1983 North Carolina State men's basketball team, the Wolfpack, and its colorful coach, Jim Valvano. You will need a handkerchief or two to get through it, unless you are some sort of soulless, inhuman monster. Directed by Jonathan Hock ("Unguarded"), it is a tale of great deeds, inspiring speeches, comical sound bites and big, long hugs in what was a legendary time for college basketball - the days when Michael Jordan and Patrick Ewing were still in school and players tended to stick around for three or even four years of play rather than taking off early for the pros: "The games were better," says University of North Carolina Coach Roy Williams.
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SPORTS
December 15, 1989 | STEVE JACOBSON, NEWSDAY
It was only 10 years ago that Jim Valvano appeared to be among the best and the brightest. He was a young basketball coach going out to prove that he could make his way work in the big time and make it work right. "Right" was his word. The emphasis was his too. He was going to North Carolina State University, which was to be Camelot on Hillsborough Street. The Wolfpack Club was holding its first-ever meeting in New York, and Jim Valvano was in the city Thursday.
SPORTS
March 23, 2009 | JERRY CROWE
Whenever that ubiquitous clip of Jim Valvano wildly celebrating an improbable NCAA championship is shown this month, as it surely will be, Dane Suttle might wince. He might grit his teeth. Nothing against the late North Carolina State basketball coach, but Suttle knows better than anyone that Valvano's greatest moment in sports was made possible by Suttle's worst. Suttle was a Pepperdine senior in March 1983, the Waves' leading scorer and co-player of the year in the West Coast Conference.
SPORTS
March 23, 2009 | JERRY CROWE
Whenever that ubiquitous clip of Jim Valvano wildly celebrating an improbable NCAA championship is shown this month, as it surely will be, Dane Suttle might wince. He might grit his teeth. Nothing against the late North Carolina State basketball coach, but Suttle knows better than anyone that Valvano's greatest moment in sports was made possible by Suttle's worst. Suttle was a Pepperdine senior in March 1983, the Waves' leading scorer and co-player of the year in the West Coast Conference.
SPORTS
March 13, 1992 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Former North Carolina State Coach Jim Valvano said that negotiations have ended with Wichita State about the school's vacant basketball coaching job.
SPORTS
December 19, 1991 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Former North Carolina State coach Jim Valvano has only talked with the New Jersey Nets about possible employment, said Valvano's lawyer, Art Kaminsky, in response to reports that Valvano has been signed to replace Coach Bill Fitch.
SPORTS
June 20, 1992 | From Staff and Wire Reports
The Charlotte Observer reported that Jim Valvano's cancer was in his back, but did not elaborate. The former North Carolina State coach, now a college basketball analyst, was reported ill Thursday by ESPN.
SPORTS
January 23, 2004 | LARRY STEWART
Terry Gannon remembers clearly what his college basketball coach, Jim Valvano, used to tell him. "He'd say, 'Don't limit yourself. Keep your mind and eyes wide open for any opportunity,' " Gannon said. Gannon did that on the basketball court, taking shots whenever he got the opportunity. As a sophomore, he helped North Carolina State win the 1983 NCAA championship. He led the nation in three-point shooting percentage that season and finished his career shooting 58.
SPORTS
May 8, 1993
Jimmy V. fought his last battle and lost the war. No matter what you thought of his coaching, his tactics or anything connected with a game he so clearly loved, Valvano showed all of us as human beings that what happens on the court is really meaningless in the big picture. I will remember Jim Valvano for his passion, his pride, his courage, his love of life and for one of the greatest NCAA championship games in tournament history. You will be missed, Jimmy V., but your spirit lives on. JIM BROCK Beverly Hills
SPORTS
April 30, 1993 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Hundreds of people lined up Thursday at the Catholic church in Apex, N.C., where Jim Valvano worshiped, waiting to pay their respects to the late North Carolina State basketball coach. Some in the crowd wore black, others Wolfpack red. One child wore a souvenir T-shirt from N.C. State's 1983 national championship.
SPORTS
April 30, 1993 | DON MARKUS, BALTIMORE SUN
Florida State basketball coach Pat Kennedy said recently of his mentor and former boss Jim Valvano: "We always thought Jimmy had nine lives, but I guess he only has one like the rest of us." That life ended Wednesday when Valvano, 47, lost a 10-month battle with cancer. "He put up a good fight. It's amazing what a constitution he had," said Atlantic Coast Conference commissioner Gene Corrigan. "I don't know how many of us could have done what he did."
SPORTS
April 29, 1993 | GENE WOJCIECHOWSKI, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Jim Valvano, the former North Carolina State basketball coach whose life was a bittersweet mixture of triumph and controversy, died Wednesday morning after a yearlong bout against bone cancer. He was 47. With his family by his side, Valvano died at Duke University Medical Center in Durham, N.C., said his attorney, Woody Webb. "We all lost a dear friend today," Duke Coach Mike Krzyzewski said in a statement. "Jim was a dreamer, motivator and a fighter. He did all those things to the last day.
SPORTS
March 30, 1993 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Jim Valvano, the former North Carolina State basketball coach who is suffering from cancer, has been admitted to Duke University Medical Center. Valvano was in satisfactory condition Monday, a spokeswoman for the hospital's cancer center said. He entered the hospital last week. The hospital visit was not scheduled, said a publicist for ESPN, for which Valvano is a basketball commentator.
SPORTS
November 1, 1992 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Jim Valvano, the former North Carolina State basketball coach who has not been in the public eye since late spring as he battled bone and back cancer, plans to work again as television analyst for the 1992-93 college basketball season, an ESPN spokesman said.
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