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Bad News about Dick Weiss

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Dick “Hoops” Weiss was apparently let go from his job with the New York Daily News today, according to multiple reports. I must admit to being very sad at this news, as Weiss is one of the true legends of college basketball reporting. With his love of the game and his huge treasure trove of knowledge, Weiss is one of the go-to guys for all media members when it comes to information on the sport. But more importantly to me, Weiss is a great guy. When he comes to Lexington for games, he always takes the time to talk to me about KSR and what we are doing and listening to his conversations with Oscar Combs about old times is one of the highlights of my year each time it happens. He is also known around these parts for having written what I believe is the best book about UK basketball, a year spent with Rick Pitino and the 1992 Kentucky team. His insights on the team and his behind the scenes stories are as good as we have ever seen on the subject of UK.

My hope is he will find another home very soon. He is one of the truly good guys in the profession, and his love for UK and the Cats’ history will most definitely be missed.

Article written by Matt Jones

11 Comments for Bad News about Dick Weiss



  1. Mreconomy
    10:02 pm May 8, 2013 Permalink

    Simple Matt, hire dick for KSR.



  2. TT's Fake Boobs and Rat Face
    10:14 pm May 8, 2013 Permalink

    He is let go yet d-bags like Thamel and Forde get to keep their jobs. Go figure.



  3. jaaaaayyyyyy
    10:30 pm May 8, 2013 Permalink

    Bring him on the radio show as a guest. He probably has the time.



  4. Dd
    10:31 pm May 8, 2013 Permalink

    Nice rug



  5. RecruitingNews
    10:45 pm May 8, 2013 Permalink

    …his is old. And has been for the last decade or more.



  6. Marv Albert
    10:48 pm May 8, 2013 Permalink

    Dibs on the nest!



  7. Stitch
    10:50 pm May 8, 2013 Permalink

    Nice hairpiece…..perhaps he can loan it to Bill Self….



  8. Sweet Wm
    10:56 pm May 8, 2013 Permalink

    His pelt is sideways, more than likely got caught in a wind storm.



  9. UK_Gr8ness
    11:21 pm May 8, 2013 Permalink

    KSR could use an old-school style knowledgeable reporter!!!



  10. twnky
    6:29 am May 9, 2013 Permalink

    Sweet hat.



  11. Mike from TMill
    9:12 am May 9, 2013 Permalink

    Matt if you are going to do a book about this year’s Team, Dick would be a big help. Just saying.