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Detroit naming court after Dick Vitale

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Dick Vitale used to be a coach and athletic director at Detroit.
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DETROIT (AP)

The Detroit Titans are renaming their court after ESPN commentator Dick Vitale, who used to be a coach and athletic director at the school.

Vitale will be honored when the Titans host St. John's on Dec. 5 at Calihan Hall. Vitale will celebrate his 32nd anniversary of calling games for ESPN that day.

Athletic director Keri Gaither says: ''Dick Vitale Court at Calihan Hall will serve as a perpetual and lasting tribute to not only Dick's time at Detroit but also his significant contributions to the sport over several decades.''

Vitale coached at the school from 1973-77, going 78-30. In April 1977, he was named athletic director, and the following year he became coach of the Detroit Pistons.

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