Jim Valvano speaking in 1987 at the annual meeting of the Million Dollar Round Table. He would go on to incorporate much of this speech into his famous speec...

Renowned sportswriter Feinstein has produced an engaging mostly chronological history of three college basketball coaching icons and rivals all from Atlantic Coast Conference universities within a mere 25 miles of one another. In 1980 new North Carolina State University basketball coach Jim Valvano shared his strategy for competing against Dean Smith already a legend in the making as coach of the University of North Carolina: “I’ll never outcoach Dean Smith but maybe I can outlive him.”…

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