Former Virginia head coach Pete Gillen is best known to Duke fans for a famous interview in which he noted the Blue Devils occupy a prominent position in the sports media world. "Certainly Duke is Duke," said Gillen. "They’re on TV more than ‘Leave it to Beaver’ reruns.”...
CNN's Rex Chapman mistakenly suggested CBS sports analyst Pete Gillen was dead on Saturday while anchoring during the March Madness tournament. "The first time since 25 years ago when Pete Gillen had God Shamgod — rest in peace, Pete Gillen," Chapman said during a conversation about Providence advancing to the Sweet 16.
CBS and Turner hired Rex Chapman to serve as an analyst during March Madness, and the move has not worked out well. On Saturday, Chapman committed an embarrassing mistake. Chapman, a former Kentucky basketball star and veteran NBA player, was talking about Providence advancing to the Sweet 16. He mentioned their former coach, Pete Gillen, and said “rest in peace,” thinking the 74-year-old was dead.
Following their 79-51 victory over Richmond on Saturday, the Providence Friars are in the Sweet 16. It’s the first time the Priors have gone this deep into the NCAA Tournament since 1997 when they reached the Elite Eight. That year, Providence was led by Austin Croshere and God Shammgod...
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He won 392 games in 613 tries as a collegiate basketball coach at three major universities during a head coaching career that spanned some 20 seasons. But anyone who knows Pete Gillen wouldn’t be at all surprised if he had a career as a stand-up comic, or hosting a late-night TV talk show.
NEW YORK -- Pete Gillen, Len Elmore and Nancy Lieberman will be this year's recipients of the Joe Lapchick Character Award. Gillen helped the Xavier Musketeers to the NCAA tournament seven times and won 202 games. He was the winningest coach in school history until Chris Mack passed him in 2018. Gillen then went to Providence and led the team to the Elite Eight in 1997, upsetting Marquette and Duke and beating Chattanooga before losing in overtime to eventual national champion Arizona.
#14 Texas Looks For Revenge Against #18 Texas Tech Saturday On CBS, Analyst Pete Gillen Says Longhorns’ Greg Brown Is Player To Watch
(CBSDFW.com)- While the Big Ten is home to four of the nation’s Top 10 teams and considered to be the top conference in college basketball this season, the Big 12 has a case in its own right. Home to three Top 10 squads and five Top 25 teams overall, it’s been an obstacle course for teams to get through all season. Saturday on CBS, two of the Top 25 teams in the conference, Texas and Texas Tech, will square off in Lubbock.