Friday, February 29, 2008
"Knight is ESPN's new college basketball studio analyst. He will join the network March 12 for a 27-day gig that covers championship week and the NCAA tournament. He also will appear on "SportsCenter," ESPN Radio and ESPN News...
""I think ESPN has been real good for college basketball," Knight said in a news release. "And I look forward to working with some of their people who I have known a long time."
King Kaufman sums it up pretty well, but I'll just add that, for all the move's hypocrisy, I actually can't think of a better home for Knight than ESPN; like him, it mines a similar combination of macho bullying, anti-intellectualism, and self-satisfied humor, while blending it with an utterly unearned sense of moral self-righteousness. Like Bonnie and Clyde, Nick and Jessica or Trump and Ivana, they seem made for each other.