Bob Knight Back At ESPN, Will Move To The Booth

Tuesday, November 11, 2008


I'm still split on Bob Knight as a College Basketball analyst. On one hand, his knowledge and X's and O's are unrivaled. On the other, he still comes across like getting him to talk about the game is a chore. The negative could have been because Dickie V was hanging all over him on set, but whatever side you fall on, you're going to have to deal with him for another year on the "Leader". You'll also be doing so with Knight in an expanded role as he'll be working on certain games throughout the season with Brent Musburger and Dan Shulman SBD's John Ourand has the scoop....

Basketball HOFer Bob Knight will return to ESPN's college basketball
telecasts this season in an expanded role. The former coach will be paired
with Brent Musburger on weekly Thursday night games with various
conferences, and he will work with Dan Shulman on non-conference games on
other nights. Knight also will work as an on-site analyst for "College
GameDay Driven by State Farm," and he will give analysis on "SportsCenter"
(once a week in January and February) and ESPN Radio ("Mike & Mike in the
Morning" or "Tirico & Van Pelt").

His first game telecast is scheduled for November 20 and 21 at the 2K Sports
Classic Benefiting Coaches vs. Cancer in N.Y. Knight joined ESPN in March to
provide studio commentary for its Championship Week and NCAA Tournament
programming.
Very interesting move. I think another year in-studio would have served Knight well, before he moved to live action, but he really could become a great color guy if he tries. Hopefully this doesn't signal the end of the "Lavinburger" duo though. That would make me sad.

Knight Back In ESPN Booth In Expanded Role This College Hoops Season (Sports Business Daily)

(FYI- Your first College Basketball schedule will be coming in a few)

10 Comments:

Check the first sentence, AA, he was a decent CF analyst though on GameDay.

Maybe Bobby will continue to say that he's not a part of the media! I love it when jerks lie to themselves.

GMoney said...
Nov 11, 2008, 10:57:00 AM  

I think I'm split on him as a football analyst too...

Oh wait. Not at all.

JP said...
Nov 11, 2008, 10:57:00 AM  

He'll probably join "Lavinburger" as a three man announcing crew with AE.

Paul said...
Nov 11, 2008, 11:01:00 AM  

Thanks G. Yeah Paul, that's what I'm thinking but I haven't got a comment back from ESPN on the matter yet. I'll update it when I do.

Nov 11, 2008, 11:04:00 AM  

CAN HE AT LEAST PUT ON A FUCKIN SUIT? WHAT A DISGRACE. SO HE BETTER THAN ANYONE ELSE

Anonymous said...
Nov 11, 2008, 11:14:00 AM  

I don't think he's gonna be the third guy, I just think Musburger's picking up a third assignment. Lavinburger will probably stay on Tuesday Big Ten games and the main Saturday ABC game.

Anonymous said...
Nov 11, 2008, 12:08:00 PM  

I love you Bob.

Please come back to Indiana.

JFreak said...
Nov 11, 2008, 12:09:00 PM  

Bob's eye brows are concealing Lee Corso's Merkin!

Anonymous said...
Nov 11, 2008, 3:01:00 PM  

Bob's eye brows are concealing Lee Corso's Merkin!

Anonymous said...
Nov 11, 2008, 3:02:00 PM  

INDIANA IS GARBAGE!!!NO ONE WANTS TO GO THERE

Anonymous said...
Nov 12, 2008, 9:18:00 AM  

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