Jim Valvano: Cancer 'Cannot Touch My Soul'

The college basketball coach and broadcaster inspired with a speech given at the ESPY Awards shortly before his death in 1993.
1:27 | 07/16/14

Coming up in the next {{countdown}} {{countdownlbl}}

Coming up next:

{{nextVideo.title}}

{{nextVideo.description}}

Skip to this video now

Now Playing:

{{currentVideo.title}}

More information on this video
Enhanced full screen
Explore related content
Comments
Related Extras
Related Videos
Video Transcript
Transcript for Jim Valvano: Cancer 'Cannot Touch My Soul'
Jim -- on of the coach who once beat all the dogs in college basketball. Has died today cancer. Jim bell Obama with frantically looking for someone to hug in 1983. As his North Carolina State Wolfpack accomplished the greatest upset. In the history of the national college basketball championship. Turn it was the fulfillment of every boyhood dream it was why we all. Coach. -- emotion -- he -- them and wit made him an instant celebrity on and off the court and I'm at a loss for words. And -- It's too good to be true -- said he once -- director -- would you penalize me for thinking bad thoughts about you. No said the -- goods and build -- I think you stink. He left coaching in 1990 under allegations of rules violations. Which he denied I really field Alabama second successful career in the broadcast Booth was cut short last year by his illness don't mourn his death said a friend. Celebrate his life. -- -- -- Kids sit can take away. All my physical abilities it cannot touch my mind it cannot touched my heart. And it cannot touch my soul and those three things are gonna carry on forever. -- -- -- Was 47.

This transcript has been automatically generated and may not be 100% accurate.

{"id":24585179,"title":"Jim Valvano: Cancer 'Cannot Touch My Soul'","duration":"1:27","description":"The college basketball coach and broadcaster inspired with a speech given at the ESPY Awards shortly before his death in 1993.","url":"/US/video/jim-valvano-says-cancer-cannot-touch-my-soul-24585179","section":"US","mediaType":"Default"}