ESPN is facing a huge shakeup in their college basketball department. Already losing Hubert Davis to the UNC coaching staff, Bristol lost another of their key college basketball contributors today - Doug Gottlieb. Gottlieb is leaving ESPN for a multi-layered position at CBS Sports, the network announced today in confirming a report from The Big Lead. Gottlieb also announced the move on his Twitter account.
Many thanks for 10 amazing years that changed my life forever at— Doug Gottlieb (@GottliebShow) July 31, 2012
#ESPN, but I have chosen to pursue new opportunities at CBS
Not only was Gottlieb one of ESPN's top college basketball analysts, he was a presence across several platforms. Perhaps most important is his role as the late afternoon national host on ESPN Radio. The former Oklahoma State point guard also filled in periodically for Mike & Mike, The Herd, and ESPN's litany of debate shows when need be. He was a big presence on SportsCenter as well.
Gottlieb's another domino to fall in the wave of free agents to leave Bristol, but ESPN has acted quickly to fill his shoes. In what turned out to be a preemptive strike, ESPN got in front of the Gottlieb news by announcing two new additions to their college bball talent pool yesterday.no comments