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ESPN reduces broadcaster Ron Franklin’s basketball role; moves Brent Musberger and Bob Knight to “Big Monday”

"After being a part of ‘Big Monday’ since 1992 . . . broadcaster Ron Franklin has been reduced to Wednesday and Saturday night broadcasts," Mel Bracht writes. "Franklin and analyst Fran Fraschilla have been replaced by Brent Musburger and former Indiana/Texas Tech coach Bob Knight on ‘Big Monday.’" Bracht writes that the reduced role should make it easier for Franklin, 67, to follow through with plans to retire ESPN in April. "I can’t tell you how many coaches and athletic directors from around the league have called me to say we don’t agree with this,” Franklin says.
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