ESPN has chosen not to renew the contract of famed and controversial basketball coach Bob Knight. ESPN released the following statement:

[quote_box_center]“We thank Bob for his contributions to ESPN’s coverage over the last seven seasons and wish him luck in his future endeavors,” said John Wildhack, ESPN executive vice president, production and programming. “Coach Knight has left an indelible mark on the game of college basketball and he will be remembered as one of the truly great coaches and innovators the game has seen.”[/quote_box_center]