College Basketball: Indiana coach Bobby Knight yelling and pointing during game vs Kentucky at Freedom Hall. Louisville, KY 12/7/1994 CREDIT: John Biever (Photo by John Biever /Sports Illustrated via Getty Images) (Set Number: X47514 )
A giant of the game who led Indiana to three national championships, Knight was known for his 902 NCAA coaching wins (sixth all-time) as well as No matter one’s thoughts on Knight, his impact on the game can’t be denied. His death prompted mourning from the college basketball world Wednesday evening, including from Indiana, Texas Tech and Army, where he started his head coaching career.
Knight coached Indiana from 1971-2000, where he won national championships in 1976, 1981 and 1987. His 1976 Hoosiers remain the last men’s team to finish the season undefeated. headtopics.com
Texas Tech wrote on social media Wednesday that”Coach Knight’s impact on our basketball program will forever be cherished as one of the greatest tenures in our history.” Coach Knight’s impact on our basketball program will forever be cherished as one of the greatest tenures in our history. Our thoughts and prayers are with the Knight family during this difficult time.I was fortunate to have gotten know (and attempt to cover) Bob Knight. He was brilliant. He was difficult. He was charismatic. He was complicated. On an American Original:So sorry to learn of the passing of Bob Knight who was so good in his prime teaching how to play the game.