KILBORN: GOOD BOY

Talk show host Craig Kilborn, who takes over CBS’ “The Late, Late Show” tonight, may be a smart aleck, but he’s certainly not arrogant, his former college basketball coach says. In one of many promotional spots for his show, Kilborn says he played Division I basketball at Montana State in Bozeman until his senior year (he graduated in 1984), when his coach told him he was too selfish and arrogant. “Now I have my own talk show on CBS,” he says in the ad. But his former coach, Stu Starner, says he never thought of Kilborn as arrogant. “That’s a line,” he said. “He was a neat guy.” Starner recalled that Kilborn “was not overly gifted physically.” But, as he points out, 15 years later “look who’s on top of the world.”

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