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 basketballVery 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.
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
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)