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Jim Valvano
Arthur Ashe Courage & Humanitarian Award Acceptance Address
Jimmy V was a baketball coach at rutgers, John Hopkins, Bucknell, Iona, and North carolina. He gave a speech at the Espy award night. He recived an award called the Arthur Ashe Courage award.


Jim Valvano is a champion for cancer research , it's easy to forget that he was a very fine basketball coach. Here's a look at the life, career and legacy of Jimmy V.
From Long Island, New York, Valvano played point guard for the Rutgers Scarlet Knights from 1964-67. The '67 team.

His career as head coach began soon after graduation, as the head coach at Johns Hopkins. His 10-9 record was the school's first winning season in 24 years. After Hopkins, he made stops at Bucknell (1972-75) and Iona (1975-80), before landing the gig that would make him famous: head coach of the North Carolina State Wolfpack.

In addition to the '83 title, Valvano's teams won the ACC regular-season title in 1985 and 1989, the ACC Tournament in 1983 and 1987, and reached the Elite Eight in '85 and '86. He was twice named ACC Coach of the Year.

Unfortunately, his coaching career ended in controversy. Valvano was suspected of shaving points. NC State placed itself on probation for two years, and Valvano was eventually pressured to resign.

He left the Wolfpack after the 1989-90 season , he immediately joined ESPN as a color commentator. He excelled in the role, winning a Cable ACE Award for his work on hoops broadcasts.

In June of 1992 he was diagnosed with terminal cancer. Despite that, in November he returned to the air on ESPN.

In March of 1993, at the inaugural ESPY Awards, Valvano received the Arthur Ashe Award for Courage. As part of his acceptance speech, he announced the formation of the V Foundation. Less than two months later, Valvano passed away. http://jimmyv.org/rememberingjim/espy.cfm.

In the years since his death, the V Foundation has raised more than $70 million dollars for cancer research.

**inspirational- even tough he has this cancer he does not talk like it makes a difference on his life. That shows others with cancer to live your life and enjoy it. Never talked about the negative side of life with cancer.
emotional- used hand motions and great tone of voice.
that speech was not written down, he spoak off the top of his head. He also looks around, and makes eye contact with every one.
Motivational- You have to have a goal in life or a dream, if you want to reach it you have to fight for it.
Passionate, his voice changes a lot through the speech.

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"To me, there are three things we all should do every day. We should do this every day of our lives. Number one is laugh. You should laugh every day. Number two is think. You should spend some time in thought. And number three is, you should have your emotions moved to tears, could be happiness or joy. But think about it. If you laugh, you think, and you cry, that's a full day. That's a heck of a day. You do that seven days a week, you're going to have something special.”

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