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Bob Knight hired as analyst by ESPN for NCAA tournament

Former IU coach to make transition from sidelines

BRISTOL, Conn. – Bob Knight will work as a guest studio analyst for ESPN during the NCAA tournament.\nThe Hall of Fame coach, who resigned from Texas Tech on Feb. 4, will begin his new job on March 12 during the conference tournaments, the network announced Thursday.\nKnight’s busy schedule will include providing commentary on Selection Sunday and traveling to San Antonio to offer analysis during the Final Four.\n“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 in a statement.\nThe winningest coach in Division I men’s college basketball with 902 victories, Knight captured three national championships at IU. He’s just as well known for his fiery temper - especially with the media - which got him in trouble on and off the court.\n“Coach Knight is a legend with a depth of knowledge on tournament basketball,” said Norby Williamson, ESPN’s executive vice president for production. “Fans have always found him to be a compelling listen and we are delighted to add his insights to our tournament coverage.”

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