POTB 224: “The Last Days of Knight” director Robert Abbott
In this week’s show, Morris and Bozich are joined by Robert Abbott, the director of “The Last Days of Knight,” ESPN’s 30-for-30 film on former IU coach Bob Knight.
Among the topics discussed:
· How the idea of “The Last Days of Knight” came to be
· Abbott’s perspective on how he tackled this story from a journalism standpoint
· Why it took so long for Neil Reed to open up over the course of nine months
· The dichotomy that exists between the experiences different players had in their time at IU under Knight
· Whether Abbott assigns any blame to local media or fans for the mythologizing of Knight
· The origin of Knight’s methods and how they came to be prior to his days at Indiana
· The most positive thing Abbott learned about Knight in his reporting
· Whether is it a contradiction by ESPN making this film after it employed Knight for so long as a broadcaster
· What would Neil Reed have thought of “The Last Days of Knight,” in Robert’s opinion
And much, much more. As always, feel free to drop the show a note at [email protected].
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