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Losing an ambassador

Updated: November 16, 2012, 5:19 PM ET
By Dick Vitale | ESPN.com

Over the years in the world of college basketball, I have been fortunate enough to meet so many great people. There have been many characters, making the sport so special.

I think about Super Garf, Howard Garfinkel, who ran Five-Star camp for years. He also ran clinics (still does) and he still eats, drinks and sleeps basketball.

Sonny Vaccaro, the shoe guru who helped coaches make big money through sneaker deals. He started a trend years ago. The coaching fraternity ...

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