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November 06, 2000
While the rest of New York was focused on the Subway Series, Bob Knight quietly slipped into town to explore business opportunities. He interviewed with CBS Sports president Sean McManus about an analyst's job; McManus is apparently torn about hiring him. Knight also visited publishing houses to push his planned autobiography. Reportedly he's asking for $2 million, a surprising price given that the book is far from a sure sell. According to a publishing insider who's seen the proposal, the book lacks drama because Knight admits to no wrongdoing and makes no concessions to critics....
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November 06, 2000

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While the rest of New York was focused on the Subway Series, Bob Knight quietly slipped into town to explore business opportunities. He interviewed with CBS Sports president Sean McManus about an analyst's job; McManus is apparently torn about hiring him. Knight also visited publishing houses to push his planned autobiography. Reportedly he's asking for $2 million, a surprising price given that the book is far from a sure sell. According to a publishing insider who's seen the proposal, the book lacks drama because Knight admits to no wrongdoing and makes no concessions to critics....

Sprinter Michael Johnson (below) is moving to San Francisco and has sold his $1.3 million house in north Dallas. The buyer? New Maverick Christian Laettner....

Shortages of the newly launched Sony PlayStation 2 video-game system created widespread havoc last week—and not only among the juvenile set. A number of pro athletes were sent scrambling in a bid to secure one of the coveted units. "I was going to go to Japan just to get it," says Bulls guard-forward Ron Artest. Complained Ravens receiver Brandon Stokley, "I wish Sony would do something for the players." At least one jock benefited indirectly from the shortage: "If I'd gotten it," says Flyers defenseman Chris Therien, "I'd also have to get a divorce."...

Cowboys owner Jerry Jones hosted a reception at his home for Princess Anne, who visited Dallas last week for a charity appearance. Jones presented the princess with a sterling-silver replica Cowboys helmet. He also dropped in a plug for Dallas, which is in the hunt to host the Olympics in 2012. The Princess, who's the president of the British Olympic Association, responded by saying, "This [helmet] will come in handy when the next city is announced."

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