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VIDEO: Dan Patrick recalls memories of former NC State Jim Valvano

Mar 21, 2013, 1:04 PM EST

Dan Patrick recalls some emotional memories of his time with NC State coach Jim Valvano as the NCAA tournament gets underway. Valvano led the Wolfpack to a national championship over a heavily favored Houston team in 1983. He passed away of cancer ten years later in 1993. Since his death, his words in a moving speech at the ESPY Awards have remained a rallying cry in the hopes of raising money for cancer research.

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Daniel Martin is a writer and editor at JohnnyJungle.com, covering St. John’s. You can find him on Twitter:@DanielJMartin_