RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) _ Jim Valvano, who with flash and sass coached North Carolina State to a miracle basketball championship and left it after a messy scandal, died of cancer Wednesday. He was 47. He died with his family by his side at Duke University Medical Center in Durham. In 1983 Valvano coached N.C. State to one of the great upsets in college basketball history. The team barely finished over .500 in the regular season but won the National Collegiate Athletic Association title with a ...
Han died on September 26, 2020. The liver cancer he had been suffering from had quickly spread to his lungs and face.
Former St. Mary’s Basketball Coach Brent DeKok Dies. October 14, 2021 jheacox News, North Dakota. (Bismarck, ND) — Former St. Mary’s boys basketball coach Brent DeKok has died. DeKok died yesterday after a battle with a rare brain cancer. He continued coaching through January before pausing for treatments.
More Basketball Coach Who Died Of Cancer images
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.
Valvano died at age 47 on April 28, 1993, less than two months after his famous ESPY speech, following a nearly yearlong battle with metastatic cancer. Valvano died at Duke University Medical Center in Durham, North Carolina, 10 years to the month after winning the national championship in one of the biggest upsets in the history of the tournament.
South Korea Paralympic basketball team inspired by coach who died of cancer South Korean Han Sa-hyun lived and breathed basketball both as a player and a coach.
Han died on September 26, 2020. Liver cancer had quickly spread to his lungs and face.
It has been 25 years since former NC State basketball coach Jim Valvano died of cancer. But Jimmy V is remembered for more than basketball or the 1983 Wolfpack championship.