Detroit names court after former coach Vitale
The University of Detroit honored former coach and athletic director Dick Vitale by naming the basketball court after him.
The school unveiled Dick Vitale Court before Monday’s game against St. John’s. It also marked the 32nd anniversary of Vitale’s run as an analyst with ESPN.
Vitale coached Detroit from 1973-77, leading the Titans to the NCAA tournament in 1977. He also served as athletic director in his final season.
Vitale went on to coach the Detroit Pistons for 12 games before being fired.
The 72-year-old Vitale, a mainstay on ESPN college basketball broadcasts, was elected to the Naismith Memorial Hall of Fame in 2008.