From Jason McIntyre of TheBigLead.com: “Bobby Knight, the legendary Indiana basketball coach who has been an ESPN college basketball analyst since 2008, most likely will not be retained by the network when his contract is up at the end of the season, multiple sources told me.
ESPN confirmed his contract is expiring after the season, but a spokesman would only say “no decisions have been made” about Knight’s future. The spokesman said Knight has a few games left in the regular season, perhaps an opening round NIT game, and the former coach will contribute to ESPN’s postseason coverage from the studio or perhaps on-site.
A call to Knight’s cell phone went unanswered. Of the five people I spoke with who are aware of Knight’s situation, four think ESPN won’t extend him; a fifth believes maybe it is Knight who will decide he’d rather walk away.”