Bob Knight to serve as analyst for IU-Georgia game at Legends Classic

Hat tip to Inside the Hall for this. Bob Knight will serve as an analyst on ESPNU for Indiana’s game against Georgia in the Legends Classic at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn on Monday night.

As far as I know, this is the first time Knight has actually been part of the main broadcast team for an IU game. He was present at Madison Square Garden in 2009 for the Jimmy V Classic, but was part of the halftime analysis team.

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  • Harvard for Hillbillies says:

    He must think Georgia has a legitimate shot.

    I dear hope Tom Crean makes everyone of our Hoosiers shake Bobby’s hand before tip-off…If this is a “Legends Classic,” then surely they must meet their true maker.

  • Albany Great Danes says:

    More accolades for Cody:

    BLOOMINGTON, Ind. — Indiana coach Tom Crean said all-American center Cody Zeller was sick enough that he might have been better off sitting out the top-ranked Hoosiers’ game against North Dakota State on Monday night.

    Don’t suggest that to Bison coach Saul Phillips.

    “We won’t see anybody like him hopefully ever again,” Phillips said after IU’s 87-61 victory in the opening round of the Progressive Legends Classic. “Like I said before the game, he doesn’t remind me of anybody because I haven’t seen a big man run the floor like him ever. He’s a special, special kid.”

    Hear that Geoff and Chewt? Special.

    Chet (Saturday, October 16, 2010 – 8:02 PM UTC) said:

    If Zeller doesn’t come all is lost … What a frickin’ moron. Indiana lost Larry Bird. Knight had him and lost him. All we were able to do was have an undefeated national championship team. Zeller is one player. I’ve seen better, I’ve seen worse. He damn sure isn’t a Larry Bird.

    ROFL. You can find Chet’s idiotic comment by Google in 0.46 seconds. Just type:

    chet’s infinite supply of stupidities

    and it will come up on top. Guaranteed.

  • Podunker says:

    ABG, you were just a little off topic with that post. But thanks for the ancient history.

  • Podunker says:

    Sorry, that should have been AGD, not ABG.

  • FireCrean2013 says:

    ^ Not off topic at all, Poop, and here’s the connection: Indiana did have Larry Bird once, briefly, for a couple of practices or even less. Bird left without playing a single game, and Indiana went on to win the national title that year, undefeated. The reason was: they had a coach. A true basketball coach. Bob Knight. By comparison, Cody Zeller is indeed a Larry Bird, in terms of major influence on and off the court, but unlike the time when Bird visited Bloomington this time we are being coached by a car salesman. You see the difference! Without Cody it’s over. Or, as someone astutely noticed: without Austin the travesty would have ended by now.

  • Albany Great Danes says:

    FireCrean: thanks for explanation.

    Poo: I fazed ya 😉 dude…

  • Hoosiedad says:

    FireCrean2013….you need to go troll somewhere else. What a dumb freaking delusional comment.
    Crean is a great coach and a great fit for Indiana basketball.

    Excited to see that Knight will be at the game as an analyst.

  • Southport65 says:

    You are stupid!. We just signed another top 5 class and the highest rated player to date. Even rated higher than Cody when he signed. Coach is staying for a long time and he will hang some banners just like Bob. You best get use to it. Go somewhere and hang out with 4guards.

  • SpankyBTown says:

    FireCrean2013 = 4Guards

    Coach Crean has done exceptionally well at player development. Sheehey and Oladipo being exhibits 1A and 1B. Remy Abell being exhibit 2.
    Noah Vonleh and incoming recruits noted that specifically as reasons to come to IU.
    IUs academics have never been better.
    Have not heard of any off-court problems out of current players or other players during Crean era.
    IU finished last year in the sweet sixteen losing to eventual champ and ended in the top 15 in the polls.
    Used car salesman? LOL

  • Laffy says:

    The entire state will sell out of hand lotion after a run by the Knight-worshippers.

  • Hoosier Clarion says:

    Legends Classic

    IU vs. Georgia

    RMK is analyst

    Out Damn Standing

  • Harvard for Hillbillies says:

    He didn’t develop Remy. He had no choice but to play him when his pet “Thumper” got injured. Remy went back to Louisville and made himself better with his former coaches.

    If Remy didn’t have the chance to raise some eyebrows his talents last year(Crean had no choice but to play him), he would have been the fall guy instead of Ron Patterson.

    “He just wasn’t ready for the pace of the Big 10″…or some other excuse to make the numbers add up.

  • FireCrean2013 says:

    It’s all Cody. He makes everyone around him look better, including Tan Cream. Take Cody out of the equation and it’s the return of Twenty-Loss Tom.                   

  • Laffy says:

    Hillbilly has now jumped the shark crying that Crean isn’t “developing players” and they “do it on their own.”


  • phenomenal1 says:


    How can you say he hasn’t developed players? Sheehey, Oladipo, Abell are 3 very good examples, but he has developed them all. Yeah, Cody makes everyone around him better, but that’s the case for all the truly GREAT players in EVERY sport.

    HFH, CTC said after the first practice last year that Remy was the best on the team at getting to the rim. It was no accident that he got playing time, he worked hard and plays solid defense, he earned that playing time. When it came time that he was going to get some extended minutes, he stepped up and made the most of it and that’s a credit to him and his work ethic.

    Coach isn’t going anywhere, you might as well get used to seeing him around. What he has done here in such a short period of time is nothing short of amazing. All the RMK faithful need to get over it. It’s apparent that you feel nobody will ever be good enough to replace him as the coach our hoosiers, but it’s time to let go…we have an excellent coach that WILL bring us more banners. #6 – COMING SOON!

  • Laffy says:

    Without Isiah, Knight was nothing.

    Same with all those other players.

    And they all “developed themselves” and Bob had nothing to do with them getting better.

    The Crean-haters are as insane as the Thumpers.

  • FireCrean2013 says:

    I look forward when Tom Crean lands the first 5 start recruit that is Muslim. Care to imagine how his tweets and press conferences will look then?

    Enjoy the season. There’s potential for a banner, if Crean stays away from it as much as possible. Give him a sabbatical or something… and hope he doesn’t come back.

  • FireCrean2013 says:

    I have only one thing to add: Meh.

  • Chet says:

    So…FC13, do you actually think that there is anyone here that doesn’t know that you are also AGD?

    I mean, we all know you’re ‘special’ but, Dude, seriously?

  • FireCrean2013 says:

    ^ You still searching the Internet for the “meth” girl?

    I mean we already knew you’re “special” but dude seriously…

  • viper says:

    FireCrean2013 To say that Crean would be nothing without Cody. Would be like me saying my Kia is faster than a Corvette missing a tire. This argument is not valid. Part of being being a good coach is recruiting and Crean has no problem there. He put this team together and I will judge him on how well his team performs. To start subtracting players and then guess how bad that team would be and then blame Crean for a fantasy is rediculous. This is the only post you will get from me feel free to reply. Just know that your thoughts are not worth any more of my time.

  • Docdave says:

    Firecrean=big dummy head

  • Docdave says:

    Harvard for Hillbillies cleans the toilets at Ballentine hall

  • Docdave says:

    Laffy is really Dan who used to preach near Woodlawn hall. That’s why he always talks about bible thumpers. He really is one. You are all welcome for this bit of insider info.

  • Harvard for Hillbillies says:

    Ballantine…If I’m going to do the toilets, the least I can do is know how to spell it before I smell it.

    Elisha Ballantine

    Elisha Ballantine (b. October 11, 1809, d. April 20, 1886) was a professor at Indiana University and is who Ballantine Hall is named after. He first taught at IU in 1854 and was the acting president of Indiana University in 1884 inbetween the 6th president Lemuel Moss and the 7th David Starr Jordan. He was vice president of IU from 1884 to 1886. He was married to Betsy Ann Watkins from Prince Edward County, Virginia, with whom he had 7 children.

    He taught math and ancient modern language. He was later chair of the languages department.

    Elisha was one of the professors who seemed to oppose Sarah Parke Morrison (first female student at IU) as a student. Interestingly his son, William Gay Ballantine was president of Oberlin College in Ohio [1], which was the first college to admit (1837) and graduate (1841) female students.

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