This one comes as a pretty big shocker: Hubert Davis is leaving ESPN to take on an assistant coaching job at UNC under coach Roy Williams. Davis was with ESPN for seven years, appearing on College Gameday, a variety of studio shows, and even doing color commentary on games. He's a former Tar Heel player as well, and was second-team all-ACC as a senior in 1992...
"I am very excited, thankful and honored to re-join the Carolina basketball program as an assistant to Coach Williams," says Davis. "I loved being a part of college basketball during my time at ESPN by attending practices and games and developing relationships with players and coaches. Now I will have the opportunity to do this on a more personal level at a university and with a basketball program that I have loved my entire life."
Davis was one of the better college hoops analysts that ESPN had, and was really never featured on this site in a negative sense. The general word among ESPN staffers is that Davis will be missed by his coworkers, including Gameday host Rece Davis. No word from Hubert's fellow Gameday analysts Digger Phelps or Jay Bilas quite yet.
We're still months away from meaningful college basketball, but this opens up a seat on the Gameday set. College Gameday's football set has four people. With Davis's departure, Gameday basketball now has just three - a former coach (Phelps), a former player (Bilas), and the host (Davis)... and occasionally Bob Knight. There is no counterpart for football's Desmond Howard on the set with Davis leaving. The problem is, I don't think ESPN has too many options to fill that role unless someone like Jay Williams or Doug Gottlieb is in line for the spot.
Who do you think would be a good choice to replace Hubert Davis on the Gameday set?
Hopefully MLB has more sense than to hire this pompous idiot. After looking at his track record, why would you want the headaches that he brings with him? To call him a genius is like calling Helen Thomas a beauty. Please spare baseball fans and let him put his stuff on the internet for those who enjoy being annoyed.
He gets ratings more often than not, and TV is filled with awful, awful people. He'll work somewhere.
The place I could see is HBO. Give him an hour monthly magazine thing, no censor, an overly educated viewer base and maybe you get something buzz worthy. And every time he's acted up before, he's had a landing pad...
The guy's extremely talented but a complete nut job. I don't think any major player in sports media will want to risk hiring the guy.
Olberdouche is radioactive at this point, you'd have to be a masochist to hire him. That being said, I hope ESPN does it anyway LOL
I'm surprised that there was no mention of joining his buddy Dan Patrick on his radio show, which Olbermann did towards the end of Patrick's time with ESPN.
The guy is going to kill himself. He a text book narcissist, but anyone that miserable is either too arrogant to quit on this world or too arrogant to stand it. I think he's the latter and by the grace of god I hope he finds peace. Cause based on the history, lord knows no one else has it around him.
The Gawker article about his shit stirring at MSNBC was brutal.
@awfulannouncing Your only choice of MLB could be it just to get the publicity but maybe Keith O needs to step away for a bit #BurnedBridges
@awfulannouncing Keith Olbermann fired by Current TV, could a return to sports be on the horizon?:<-hopefully he will just go away and die