Jay Bilas

Jay Bilas is one of the most respected and influential voices in sports, with a remarkable background that spans sports, media, and the law. He is an Emmy nominated ESPN analyst and a New York Times bestselling author of Toughness: Developing True Strength on and Off the Court. The book reveals the secrets of mental and physical toughness through personal stories and interviews with inspiring leaders. Jay played basketball at Duke University under legendary coach Mike Krzyzewski, helping the team reach the 1986 NCAA Championship Game. Jay was drafted by the NBAs Dallas Mavericks, and went on to play professionally abroad in Italy and Spain. He then returned to Duke as an assistant coach, winning two national championships. Jay joined ESPN as a college basketball analyst  expert commentator and hosts ESPNs popular road show, College Game Day. Jay graduated from Duke University School of Law and is a practicing attorney at Moore Van Allen. 

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