Just three months after walking out on his longtime position with NBC Sports, Dick Ebersol is rejoining the division as a special adviser, according to several senior NBC executives commenting for a report in The New York Times.
Ebersol will be working on NBC’s football coverage, which kicks off Thursday, Sept. 8, with the regular-season opener between the New Orleans Saints and Green Bay Packers.
Ebersol is reportedly also going to contribute to NBC coverage of the 2012 London Olympics.
Ebersol left NBC Sports in May in a dispute over his contract with the network, reportedly clashing with the new Comcast Corp. management of NBC.
His return as senior adviser is based on Ebersol’s good working relationship with Mark Lazarus, the current head of NBC Sports.