Jim Valvano


Ray Romano set to star in new Jim Valvano biopic

When legendary men's basketball coach and broadcaster Jim Valvano died from cancer in 1993, he had already touched countless lives with the heartfelt rallying cry he delivered during his iconic ESPYS speech -- "Don't Give Up ... Don't Ever Give Up!" -- and his improbable run to the 1983 NCAA championship with the NC State Wolfpack. Now, Valvano will inspire another generation thanks to a new biopic about his extraordinary life.

Ray Romano Cast as Jim Valvano in New Biopic Centered on The Late Basketball Legend

Another American sports legend is getting their story made into an on-screen production. Deadline reports that coach and broadcaster, Jim Valvano will be the subject of an upcoming, unnamed film. He’ll be played by none other than Ray Romano, who will also serve as a producer. Known for his light-hearted nature and eternally optimistic outlook on life, Valvano will be expertly portrayed by the comedic actor.

Ray Romano To Play College Hoops Coach Jim Valvano In Biopic

Click here to read the full article. EXCLUSIVE: Ray Romano will star and produce a new film about the extraordinary life of American basketball coach and broadcaster Jim Valvano. The script will be written by Jim Strouse, whose credits include Grace Is Gone and The Winning Season. Romano will produce with game1’s Basil Iwanyk, Greg Economou and Mark Ciardi (The Rookie). The Valvano family will provide key resources for the film, serving as executive producers. Jimmy V’s life is the ultimate underdog story, peppered with courage and optimism when facing long odds. It starts with Valvano’s meteoric coaching ascent, including his astonishing...

Ray Romano to play Jim Valvano in biopic

A biopic on Jim Valvano with Ray Romano starring as the former NC State basketball coach is in the works, WRAL has confirmed. Deadline was first to report that Romano will also produce the movie along with game1’s Basil Iwanyk, Greg Economou and Mark Ciardi. Valvano's daughter, Jamie, is...

Thurl Bailey Remembers the Exact Moment Jim Valvano Won Over the ‘Survive and Advance’ NC State Wolfpack

You can’t talk about the great history of the NCAA Tournament without mentioning the 1983 North Carolina State national championship team. Led by beloved head coach Jim Valvano, the underdog Wolfpack pulled off shocking upsets against Virginia and Houston on their way to one of the most unlikely title runs in college basketball history.
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Bible verse - Isaiah Isa.4:1-2; quote by Jim Valvano

Isaiah Isa.4:1-2 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. James Thomas Anthony Valvano (1946-1993), nicknamed Jimmy V, was an American college basketball player, coach, and broadcaster. Valvano had a successful coaching career with multiple schools, most notably at North Carolina State University.