Dick Vitale Signs Contract Extension with ESPN
NEW DEAL KEEPS VITALE IN BRISTOL THROUGH 2020
BRISTOL, Conn. (AP) — ESPN basketball analyst Dick Vitale has signed a contract extension with the network through the 2019-20 season.
In adding a year to his previous deal, Vitale will be the main analyst on many network games, including during the regular season and for conference championship tournaments.
A basketball Hall of Famer, Vitale also does work for ESPN.com and ESPN Radio. He began with ESPN in its first season, 1979-80.
“ESPN has been my second family. Everyone knows my love for my wife, kids and grandkids, but ESPN has also been a vital part of my life for 38-plus years,” Vitale said. “I’ve met so many beautiful people there who have meant so much to me. I’m beyond thrilled about this new contract – it’s pure joy and jubilation for me and my family.”
A former pro and college coach, Vitale, 77 also is known for his charity work, particularly for the V Foundation for Cancer Research.