Valvano, Jim

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A native of New York City, Jim Valvano was Head Coach at North Carolina State University from 1980 until 1990, a period in which NCSU won the ACC Tournament twice (1983, 1987) and the ACC season twice (1985, 1989). In 1983, Valvano led the Wolfpack to the NCAA championship. He was voted NCAA Coach of the Year twice during his NC State tenure. He resigned as Head Coach in April 1990 following year-long accusations that team members had been selling free athletic shoes and tickets in violation of NCAA rules. The accusations resulted in State being banned from the 1990 NCAA Tournament and the basketball program being placed on probation for two years. The Poole Commission Report, along with investigations by the NCAA, UNC, and NCSU, eventually concluded that there had been no improprieties by the Coach.
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