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. 

Share the Scoop!

Related content: Read more in Men's Basketball
Official statements on Kenny Johnson
Jeremy Hollowell transfers to Georgia State
Johnson leaving for Louisville
Former Indiana player Mike Woodson fired by the Knicks
Video: Future Hoosiers at Derby Festival Classic
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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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



RSS feed





Today @

Recent comments on The Scoop

  • General News. #InTheKnow: Midweek Match-Ups in #BTown - Indiana Baseball and Softball are back in action tonight! Baseball takes on Ball State on Bart Kaufman Field at 6:05 p.m., while Softball battles Louisville on Andy Mohr Field at
  • M. Soccer. IU Men's Soccer Hosts Mexico Sunday - Indiana will play host to the U-20 Mexican National Team on Sunday, April 27 at 2 p.m. at Carroll Stadium in
  • Report: Hollowell to transfer to Georgia State - Sophomore forward Jeremy Hollowell, who announced his intent to transfer from IU on March 24, has committed play his final two seasons of college basketball at Georgia State, CBS
  • Jeremiah April commits to IU - Jeremiah April, a 7-foot, 230-pound center from Westwind Preparatory Academy in Glendale, Ariz., committed to IU Friday evening. Verbal Commits ranks his as a two-star prospect. I
  • Oladipo declares for the NBA - Indiana junior Victor Oladipo this afternoon announced he will be going to the NBA. IU coach Tom Crean
  • Video: Victor Oladipo headed to NBA - Earlier this afternoon Indiana junior Victor Oladipo joined head coach Tom Crean at Assembly Hall to
  • Video: Kenny Johnson introduced at Louisville -

    LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Former Indiana assistant coach and recruiting coordinator Kenny Johnson was introduced as a member of Rick Pitino’s coaching staff at the

  • Jeremy Hollowell transferring to Georgia State -

    Former Indiana forward Jeremy Hollowell will finish his collegiate career at Georgia State. The news was first reported by Jon Rothstein of CBS Sports and a source close to

  • VIDEO: Johnson meets the Louisville media - Former Indiana assistant Kenny Johnson had plenty of positive things to say about IU on Wednesday when he met with the Louisville
  • Official statement on Kenny Johnson departure - Here's what Indiana coach Tom Crean had to say about losing his assistant coach to
  • Et Tu, KJ?
  • What Does It Take to Win a Baseball Title?