Bob Knight abruptly resigns

6 comments by   |   Monday, February 4, 2008 - 8:03 pm EDT

Details are sketchy but apparently Knight, who won three national titles at Indiana and has won more games than any coach in history, gave his resignation this morning.

His son Pat, who played at North and IU, will replace him.

UPDATE (8:55): The Lubbock Avalanche Journal has spoken to Knight. Read it here. 

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6 comments:
#1
Churubusco
Monday, February 4, 2008 - 8:18 PM EDT

Mystery to me why he’d quit now, but he’s certainly earned his spot in retirement.

I learned to love IU basketball at my dad’s knee when I was about five, just in time for the Hoosiers to take their spot in national prominence in the early Seventies. I remember being heartbroken at being bounced by the hated UK in ’75, and seeing Bobby’s grim face on the t.v. after the game. Since then there’s been plenty of glory to go around, and heartbreak, too.

But wherever you went in my town, to the restaurants or church or the Friday night game, there was always something to chat about…IU ball and Bobby Knight. Winter in Indiana can be a pretty depressing affair, as you all know. The next game always gave you something to look forward to in the long stretches of January and February, and March , too, if things were going well. On the radio or on my black-and-white t.v. growing up, a night with Bobby was rarely going to be dull.

So thanks, Coach, for a thousand nights of heat and light to warm up the winter. Hope your retirement is long and peaceful.

 
#2
Laffy
Monday, February 4, 2008 - 8:22 PM EDT

When most coaches bail on their team in the middle of the season, they are labeled a quitter.

Guess he didn’t care after he got his 900 wins.

 
#3
Reality
Monday, February 4, 2008 - 8:43 PM EDT

The old man was a rude and pompous know it all. He will always be remembered by outsiders as the ill tempered man who passed judgement on others but was amazed that others would do the same to him. Sure he helped set a legacy at Indiana but at what cost? Thats great that his morals were to graduate players but it all stopped there. Just think, we could be having Pat Knight as our coach right now. Yeah, talk about a close one.

 
#4
Jim
Monday, February 4, 2008 - 9:15 PM EDT

I’m with Churubusco….great memories, thanks and best wishes. I dont see a reason for people to keep kicking him and be bitter now anyway….it’s all over now.

And reality: part of our society’s problem is worrying so damned much about what outsiders and everyone else thinks…. F ‘em

 
#5
Laffy
Monday, February 4, 2008 - 9:51 PM EDT

Actually, what’s wrong with our society is people treating others like dog crap.

Especially if you’re good at sports.

And people why athletes are a bunch of jerks…….

F their enablers.

 
#6
james twitty sr
Tuesday, February 5, 2008 - 11:16 AM EDT

I’M SORRY YOU WERE SUCH A KNOW IT ALL AT IU,THAT NOWONE COULD REASON WITH YOU BUT GOOD BYE AND GOOD LUCK.THANK’S FOR THE MEMORIES

 


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