Dan Dakich

Dan Dakich

Men's College Basketball Analyst

Dan Dakich joined ESPN in 2010 as a men’s college basketball analyst.

Since September 2008, he has served as the host of The Dan Dakich Show on ESPN 1070 The Fan in Indianapolis.

In 2008, Dakich took over as interim head coach at his alma mater and former employer Indiana University before a successor was named for the departed Kelvin Sampson. That year he had returned to Bloomington as the Director of Basketball Operations and was later named an assistant coach.

He was previously head coach at Bowling Green from 1997-2007. At BGSU, he tied for third all-time in victories among Falcon coaches with 156 and also was just one of three coaches in school history to post four 18-plus win seasons. He advanced to the NIT twice in 2000 and 2002.

Dakich spent 12 seasons on the IU coaching staff under Bob Knight from 1985-1997. He helped the Indiana program win 73.7 percent (283-101) of its games over the 12 years he served as an assistant coach. The Hoosiers won a national title in 1987 and earned a spot in the NCAA Championship in each of his 12 seasons. IU also captured four Big Ten titles while finishing third or better in nine of his 12 years.

Dakich played basketball at Indiana under Knight from 1982-85, and was team captain during his junior and senior seasons as the Hoosiers finished with an 84-39 record during his career. As a player, he helped Indiana win one Big Ten title, earn three NCAA Championship berths and finish as he NIT runner-up his season year. He is best remembered for his excellent defense against Michael Jordan in Indiana’s upset over North Carolina in the 1984 NCAA East Regional.

He graduated from Indiana in 1985 with a degree in telecommunications.

Dakich graduated from Andrean High School in Merrillville, Ind., and was one of 16 former prep players chosen to the 2006 Indiana Basketball Hall of Fame High School Silver Anniversary Team.

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