ESPN is sticking with Knight this time
I was home sick yesterday and had ESPN on most of the afternoon. On "First and Ten" Jamelle Hill and Skip Bayless both agreed with BK's comments. On "Around the Horn" there was 100% agreement. Jackie Mac Mullen even said (paraphrasing) that sports journalists including herself, should be ashamed for not bringing it up sooner. Woody Paige said that he has had conversations with Knight where Bobby has given him specific examples of coaches who break NCAA rules. PTI also backed BK's statements. In another show Doug Gottlieb debated Mike DeCourcy. Doug agreed with Bobby - Mike was the only one who backed Calipari yesterday in the debates.
Originally Posted by mph
I would be curious as to how Jay Bilas would respond to Knight's integrity in coaching comments. I have long believed that most sports journalists know full well what is going on and choose to look the other way - they simply don't want to rock the boat.
Good for Bobby Knight to have the courage to say what he feels is detrimental to the sport he loves so much. I don't like his bullying tactics from his coaching days, but I do admire him for speaking the truth and not minding stirring the pot. Of course, I have always suspected that he likes being embroiled in controversy, but that's another discussion.
Coach K: "Everybody wants to take responsibility when you win, but when you fail, all these fingers are pointing."