Good Knight and Good Luck

February 5, 2008

At the very young age of 67, legendary college basketball coach Bob Knight has decided to finally call it quits as he resigned from his head coaching position at Texas Tech on Monday. Knight will turn over the reins to his son, Pat, who will look to guide Texas Tech (12-8, 3-3 Big 12) to the NCAA tournament.

Knight will always be rememberd as one of the greatest college basketball coaches ever as he led the Indiana University to 3 national championships, including the 1976 season in which the Hoosiers went undefeated. After his stay in Indiana, Knight left the Big 10 and headed to the Big 12 to coach the Texas Tech Red Raiders. In his first year with the Red Raiders, Knight took them from perennial cellar dweller to a NCAA tournament bid.

Unfortunately, Knight will also be remembered for his tyrannical rants against the referees, the media, and many times his own players. In a 1985 game against Purdue, Knight threw a chair across the court after he did not like a call made by the referees.
Bob Knight tossing a chair

Hate him or love him, college basketball will not be the same without him.


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