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Episode 27: Jay Bilas | ESPN College Basketball Analyst

Episode 27: Jay Bilas | ESPN College Basketball Analyst

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Rich Take On Sports

Show Notes:

  • Rich Spotlight: Jay Bilas
    • Grew up in Rolling Hills, CA in Southern California and gravitated to Sports because he wanted to have more trophies than his older brother
    • Baseball was probably his favorite sport at first but eventually knew that basketball would be the sport he could play in college
    • Signed with Duke because he trusted Mike Krzyzewski
    • Made a family decision to not pursue coaching because they didn’t want to move across the country in pursuit of jobs
    • Started broadcasting college basketball games on the side while working full-time as a lawyer
    • Started with ESPN in 1995 and eventually left the law practice to pursue broadcasting full-time
    • “35-Second Shot Clock” Segment Q&A:
      • Boyz in the Hood or New Jack City – NEW JACK CITY
      • LeBron James or Michael Jordan – LEBRON JAMES
      • Brady Bunch or Partridge Family – BRADY BUNCH
      • NFL or College Football – NFL
      • Mercedes Benz or BMW – BMW
      • More Trophies than his Brother – YES
    • Words of Wisdom from Jay Bilas: “Next Play. When something happens, positive or negative it’s time to move on.”
  • Weekly Words of Wisdom:
    • “There are five fundamental qualities that make every team great: communication, trust, collective responsibility, caring, and pride. I like to think of each as a separate finger on the fist. Any one individually is important. But all of them together are unbeatable.”  Mike Krzyzewski

Social Media:

To Follow Jay Bilas on Twitter: @JayBilas

Find More Information about Jay Bilas Skills Camp: Jay Bilas Skills Camp

Find More Information about Jay Bilas Book “Toughness”: Toughness: Developing True Strength On and Off the Court

To Follow Rich Take On Sports on Twitter: @richtakesports

About the author, Richmond Weaver

Richmond, a graduate of Clemson University has been involved with sports for most of his life and developed a passion for basketball and sports at an early age. He currently lives in Greenville, SC with his wife Karen, founder of Upstate Esthetics and their three kids.

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