ESPN is wanting into alleged feedback byt school basketball analyst Dan Dakich final week throughout an argument about financial compensation — or lack thereof — to collegiate athletes. Through the back-and-forth, Dakich went after a number of lecturers who disagreed with him, utilizing Twitter and his Indianapolis radio present to take action.
Requested whether or not Dakich would participate within the community’s broadcasts this week, an ESPN spokesperson told USA Today: “We’re taking this matter very critically and are within the technique of wanting into it.”
The row was over Duke star Jalen Johnson. Johnson introduced in February that he would skip the rest of the faculty basketball season and declare for the 2021 NBA draft. On February twentieth Dakich tweeted, “Inform me once more how Duke isn’t higher with out Jalen Johnson.”
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Duke lecturing fellow and host of the “Finish of Sport” podcast Dr. Nathan Kalman-Lamb known as out Dakich and one other sports activities journalist for constructing their careers “solely on the unpaid labor of younger folks” who, continued Kalman-Lamb, “they will even gleefully try to publicly humiliate.”
Listed below are some extra of the nice of us so unrepentant about the truth that their careers are constructed solely on the unpaid labor of younger those that they will even gleefully try to publicly humiliate them. pic.twitter.com/o0DCwDmeSn
— Nathan Kalman-Lamb (@nkalamb) February 24, 2021
Through the dispute, Dakich ripped into Dr. Kalman-Lamb and his podcast co-host Dr. Johanna Mellis, reportedly utilizing sexist and misogynistic language throughout the back-and-forth. Dakich later deleted his Twitter account.
Dakich performed school basketball for Indiana beneath coach Bob Knight from 1981 to 1985. He was an assistant coach at Indiana beneath Knight when this system received a nationwide title in 1987. He was a head coach for over a decade earlier than changing into the interim head coach at Indiana on the finish of the 2008.
He at present hosts Dakich “The Dan Dakich Present” on the ESPN radio affiliate in Indianapolis, WFNI. He’s additionally heard in that market on The Fan 93.5. In November 2010, Dakich joined ESPN as colour commentator and studio analyst for its a university basketball protection.
In October 2019, Dakich was suspended from his present for failing “to stick to the journalistic rules” of WFNI.
Extra lately Dakich, commenting on the firing of a highschool basketball coach, known as a participant a “methhead” and threatened, “I could drive down there and beat the hell out of each college board member.” He additionally stated the city the place the highschool was positioned was filled with “meth and AIDS and needles.”
At one level, there was a Change.org petition to have ESPN ban Dackich from saying IU video games.