An ESPN college basketball broadcaster decided to pick up a second job delivering food to help make up for the money he lost gambling on basketball.
According to a report from the New York Post, Dan Dakich is working as a driver for DoorDash for a few months as a self-inflicted punishment for losing money on the NCAA men’s basketball tournament last March.
“I come from iron and steel workers, teachers, and I lost sight of the value of a dollar,” Dakich told barrettsportsmedia.com. “I woke up at 5:30 in the morning and I told my wife I had to make it up. Seriously, I went to the hardware store about a mile from my house and applied for a job, because I wanted to make the money back. I owe my family and I lost the value of a dollar.”
Dakich wouldn’t comment on how much he lost. He said that he saw his step son making $25 per hour and started making deliveries himself.
The 58-year-old had a successful basketball career at the University of Indiana under the tutelage of Bobby Knight from 1981-1985. He then went on to become one of Knight’s assistant coaches upon graduation before eventually landing his own head coaching job at Bowling Green University in 1997.
He then started his new career in sports media in 2009 when he hosted “The Dan Dakich Show” on a local Indianapolis radio station and an ESPN Radio affiliate. He replaced Steve Lavin as ESPN’s college basketball color commentator and studio analyst in 2010, but recently said that it’s unlikely the company will bring him back after he was accused of being a misogynist for comments he made on Twitter regarding student-athletes being paid.
Dakich’s Wikipedia page was changed to “American basketball sportscaster, Door Dasher and radio host.”