Bob Knight’s weekly television show has been dropped by one station
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) _ Bob Knight’s weekly television show has been dropped by one station and and apparently will be picked up by another.
WTTV confirmed to The Indianapolis Star on Wednesday that it had turned down for financial reasons a proposal for the show featuring the Indiana basketball coach. The station will continue telecasting Indiana games.
Knight, however, soon may have another outlet, WNDY.
``We have some interesting ideas for the show, given coach Knight’s personality, track record and the fact that he’s king to a lot of people in this part of the world,″ said Chris Duffy, president of Wabash Valley Broadcasting Corp., which owns WNDY.
Station officials were scheduled to meet with Knight’s representatives today.
The Star quoted an unidentified source as saying the stumbling blocks included a proposal for an hour-long show from 7-8 p.m. on Mondays, which would pre-empt the station’s reruns of ``Seinfeld″ and ``Home Improvement,″ and an ``outlandish″ fee for Knight.
An IU spokesman said Knight was out of town and unavailable for comment.