Elon Law's Distinguished Leadership Lecture Series is presented by the Joseph M. Foundation.
The third lecture of the Distinguished Leadership Lecture Series will be Monday April 18, 2015 at 7:00 p.m. All lectures will be held at Elon Law.
Speaker: Jay Bilas
Jay Bilas, ESPN broadcaster, attorney and author, joined ESPN as a college basketball analyst in 1995 and today serves as a game and studio analyst and 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.
Bilas graduated from Duke University 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 serves on the National Board of the Coaches vs. Cancer Organization and the Board of Advisors of the John R. Wooden Award, the Chip Hilton Award, the Duke Brain Tumor Center and Duke Children’s Hospital.
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. He played men’s basketball at Duke from 1982-86, ranking among Duke’s all-time career field-goal percentage leaders (56 percent).
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 Mike 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.”