ESPN hires Knight to analyze March Madness

by Mel Bracht Published: February 29, 2008
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BRISTOL, Conn. — Former Texas Tech basketball coach Bob Knight, who has belittled the media for years in postgame news conferences, has decided to join them.

Next month Knight will join ESPN as a men's college basketball studio analyst. He will begin work March 12 from ESPN's studios in Bristol, Conn., and conclude April 7 from ESPN's set in San Antonio, site of the men's Final Four. The winningest coach in Division I men's basketball with 902 victories, Knight also will appear on select ESPN shows and platforms, including "SportsCenter,” ESPN Radio and ESPNews.

"I think ESPN has been real good for college basketball, and I look forward to working with some of their people who I have known a long time,” Knight said.

Norby Williamson, ESPN executive vice president, said, "Coach Knight is a legend with a depth of knowledge on tournament basketball. Fans have always found him to be a compelling listen.”

Knight, who resigned as Texas Tech coach on Feb. 4, won three NCAA championships with Indiana.


by Mel Bracht
Copy Editor, Sports Media
Mel Bracht is a copy editor on the presentation desk and also covers sports media. A 1978 graduate of Indiana University, Bracht has been a print journalist for 34 years. He started his career as sports editor of the Rensselaer (Ind.) Republican...
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