Jim Valvano, known as Jimmy V in the college basketball world, is an inspiring mush to people of all cultures. This Italian-American basketball coach, not only was successful at coaching, but made changes to the world. What makes Jimmy V a mush? He married his highschool sweetheart, we all know that’s every mush’s dream. His idol is Vince Lombardi. Jimmy V looked up to another mush his whole career, which by transitive property, makes him a mush. He went to Rutgers, which is in New Jersey, home of Tony Soprano. When Jimmy V led NC State to a national championship, he ran around the court like a mush trying to find somebody to hug. He started broadcasting after his coaching career, and at one point was paired with Dicky V baby, another mush. Jimmy V valued hope, love, persistence, and is known for his quote, “Don’t give up, don’t ever give up”. Something that every mush in The Lake is told at some point due to the tough journey we all face. Unfortunately in 1992, Jimmy V was diagnosed with cancer, the ESPY speech above was his last big moment, but it is a moment that will last forever. Thank you Jimmy V for being an inspirational mush to people worldwide.