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Jay Bilas

Jay Bilas

ESPN College Basketball Analyst & Best-Selling Author

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I wanted to express my sincere appreciation for your sterling performance at Transwestern's National Recognition Conference. You scored a slam dunk on every level! Your ability to weave some of your observations from the evening into your remarks Tuesday morning was highly effective!

-- Transwestern

Jay Bilas was an excellent speaker and our group thoroughly enjoyed him! He was great for a mix of men/women, and was very entertaining as well as delivered a good message. I would highly recommend him!

-- Lincoln Benefit Life Company

Jay is a great speaker! We've received a lot of good feedback and the audience was really entertained. Thanks again for everything!

-- Wachovia

Jay Bilas, ESPN broadcaster, attorney, and best-selling author, is one of basketball’s strongest voices. He joined ESPN as a college basketball analyst in 1995 and today serves as a game and studio analyst and expert courtside color commentator, working more than 40 games a season and co-hosting ESPN’s popular road show, College GameDay. He also is a regular contributor to SportsCenter, ESPN.com and ESPNEWS, and he provides commentary on coverage of the NBA Draft and NCAA Final Four.

Bilas is a multiple-time Emmy nominee for Best Studio Analyst and was twice named Best Game Analyst by Sports Illustrated. He received “Best Column of the Year” from the US Basketball Writers Association and the “Distinguished Young Alumni Award” from Duke Law School.

The 6’8” Bilas was a four-year starter for Mike Krzyzewski at Duke from 1982-86. He finished his career with 1,062 points, 692 rebounds, and was ranked among Duke’s all-time career field-goal percentage leaders (56 percent). As a senior, Bilas was a starter on the record holding 37-win Duke squad that played in the 1986 NCAA Championship game.

He graduated from Duke with a degree in political science in 1986 and from Duke Law School in 1992. He has been a litigation attorney with the Charlotte, N.C., firm of Moore & Van Allen, PLLC since 1992.

Bilas was one of two student-athletes in the nation appointed to the NCAA's Long-Range Planning Committee (1984-86). He appeared on CBS's Face the Nation on April 7, 1985 to discuss academics and athletics and was a panelist, along with Howard Cosell, John Underwood and Dr. Harry Edwards, on the prestigious 1986 National Sports Forum. During summers, he worked as a production assistant for ABC Sports, which included stints at the 1983 PGA Championship, the 1984 Summer Olympics in Los Angeles and in 1984 and 85 with Monday Night Baseball.

A 1986 NBA draft pick of the Dallas Mavericks, Bilas played professionally in Italy (1987-88) ranking among the leagues’ top scorers, and Spain (1989) before returning to Duke as an assistant coach on Krzyzewski’s staff from 1990-92. The Blue Devils made three NCAA Championship Game appearances during his tenure as a coach, winning the championship in ‘91 and ‘92.

In 2013, Bilas released his book Toughness: Developing True Strength On and Off the Court in which he discusses the importance of toughness and how it contributes to winning…in both sports and in life. Toughness features stories and personal philosophies from top players and coaches including Coach K, Bob Knight, Grant Hill, Mia Hamm, Jon Gruden, Tom Izzo, Bill Self, Curtis Strange, and others.

He has participated as a coach in two “Operation Hardwood – Hoops With the Troops” basketball tournaments in 2005 and 2006, in which NCAA coaches and sports personalities coach military basketball teams at Camp Arifjan, Kuwait.

Bilas currently serves on the Board of Advisors of the John R. Wooden Award, the Board of Advisors of the Chip Hilton Award, the National Board of the Coaches vs. Cancer Organization and the Board of Advisors of the Duke Brain Tumor Center and Duke Children’s Hospital. He currently resides in Charlotte, N.C.

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