ESPN Adds Knight to NCAA Coverage
ESPN has tapped basketball Hall of Famer Bob Knight, the winningest coach in Division I men’s college basketball with 902 victories, as a men’s college basketball studio analyst. He’ll be on the network during its coverage of “Championship Week Presented by Dick’s Sporting Goods” and throughout the NCAA Tournament.
Mr. Knight will begin his role with the company on March 12 from ESPN’s Bristol studios and conclude April 7 from ESPN’s set in San Antonio, Texas, site of the NCAA Final Four.
Mr. 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,” said Mr. Knight.
The former coach resigned in early February as head coach of Texas Tech, where he has worked since 2001. He’s best known as coach at Indiana from 1971 through 2000, where he coached three championship-winning teams.
“Coach Knight is a legend with a depth of knowledge on tournament basketball,” said Norby Williamson, ESPN executive vice president of production. “Fans have always found him to be a compelling listen and we are delighted to add his insights to our tournament coverage.”