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Coach Bob Knight to Star in ESPN Series

Aug 5, 2005  •  Post A Comment

ESPN has ordered a reality series starring famously temperamental basketball coach Bob Knight, the network announced Thursday. Mr. Knight, who was fired as Indiana University head coach in 2000 and currently coaches at Texas Tech, will star in six one-hour episodes of “Knight School.” The show will feature 16 unsigned Texas Tech students competing for a spot on the team.

“‘Knight School’ is filled with the type of inherent drama that makes for a compelling and successful reality show,” said Ron Semiao, senior VP, ESPN Original Entertainment. “The stakes are high — and the emotions run high — as players give it everything they’ve got.”

The show will be produced by ESPN Original Entertainment in conjunction with RIVR Media and WealthEffectMedia.