Skip to comments.Bobby Knight Resigns
Posted on 02/04/2008 6:05:45 PM PST by Loud Mime
Bob Knight, the winningest NCAA men's division I basketball coach in history, has retired as Texas Tech's coach effective immediately.
Knight, 67, won his 902nd game Saturday when the Red Raiders downed Oklahoma State. He will be replaced by his son, Pat. Knight informed athletic director Gerald Myers of his decision Monday morning.
Knight won three national titles at Indiana, in 1976, '81 and '87. In all, he took the Hoosiers to 24 NCAA tournament appearances and reached the Final Four two other times.
During his tenure at Texas Tech, Knight was 138-82, and he led the Red Raiders to the NCAA Tournament in four of his six seasons, reaching the Sweet 16 in 2005. The Red Raiders are 11-8 this season and 3-3 in the Big 12, tied for sixth in the conference with Oklahoma
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Probably has the best record in NCAA for kids in his program graduating from college. And heck, what’s a chair or two thrown at the right guy?
Knight’s three national titles are tied for third-most, behind John Wooden’s 10 and Adolph Rupp’s four. Mike Krzyzewski, who played for Knight at Army, also has three titles. Krzyzewski began his college coaching career as a graduate assistant at Indiana under Knight in 1974.
Knight’s five Final Four appearances are tied for sixth all-time.
Lubbock is where I live and we have been happy to have Coach Knight as our head bb coach at Texas Tech. One of the best coaches in the system.
We Texas Tech fans now support Pat Knight 150%.
Thanks Coach for the memories.... I am honored to have been at all of your games here in Lubbock and Saturday was the last one we saw you coach. It was my honor to have my son and grandson with me in the stands.
I’ll bet he quit as a bet on the Superbowl game. I suspect that he quit so his son, Pat, would be coach at the end of the year making it harder to fire him as opposed to just not hiring him if BK quit at the end of the season.
Whose property was he on? It was unclear.
Look at our keywords....nothing turned up in my search.
While a great coach, he hasn’t won a title in 20 years. He is no John Wooden.
Wonder what he did this time?
You must have gone to Texas A&M
Didn’t know about this till I read about this on the internet a few minutes ago. I geuss Bob Knight wants to spend more time hunting and fishing. Maybe he can get a show on the Outdoor Channel. As an Ohio State grad we always had a great rivilary with Indiana when he was there (I remember one night back in the late 80’s I went to the gym on the night of the IU-OSU basketbal game and the gym was almost empty). But we always had great respect for IU under Knight. People would always advance IU in their March Madness brackets when Knight was at IU simply because of Knight’s coaching ability.
Word is that he did nothing. He is tired of dealing with the kids these days ... said that they are not what they used to be. Indicated that the parents were doing nothing to make his role any easier. They (the kids) feel entitled and don't listen as he thinks that they should. He has to tell them the same things over and over again and it has gotten old. The parents either aren't there at all or coddle the little darlings into thinking that the world owes them something.
Miles Brand is an idiot who wanted Knight gone. Now Miles Brand is screwing up the NCAA.
You will never hear the good things he has done. Media doesn’t want to cover those stories but we have plenty
Good riddance. It is bad enough that players think they are above any rules of behavior, but when a coach conducts himself as Knight has, it is even worse. I don’t care how much of a winning coach he may be, but I do care how his tempermental behavior sets a bad impression for the young.
Do we not have enough of a breakdown in civility without someone like Knight adding to the problem?
That’s huge. Bobby Knight is a polarizing person, certainly with his detractors and supporters, but as a father of a collegiate athlete, that’s ultimately what I am concerned about. I was thrilled this year when my son’s team sent all of the parents the top ten team goals for the year - academics were the top three goals.
The shooting story was a joke. It was three blocks from my house and they guy that said he shot at him is a joke in town and Coach never shot at him. He was bird hunting...but you guys believe what you want.... after all you are sooooo close to the story!!
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Here in the TC’s we hear nothing but great things about Mr. Knight.
“When Coach Knight tells me to jump, I get in the air and wait for further instructions.” - Steve Alford, All-American at Indiana University under Bobby Knight.
And, Alford could barely “get in the air” when he jumped!
I’d have him and his family over for dinner. I’d serve him well.
Have you seen this???
Positioning himself for the brokered convention?
He’s a bully and a prick.
I’d love to see him mouth off to somebody his own size and get humilated.
Chairs everywhere breath a sigh of relief.
Doesn’t really matter, though, does it?
If I had a wish for a kid with talent I'd want him to be coached by John Wooden.
He did not have the luxury of having Sam Gilbert as a booster, as John Wooden did.
I’m sure you’ve already heard this ping.
I believe Knight relished the bad press. For most of his career, his school's fans could enjoy the ride. I wish he had spent most of his career at Minnesota rather than Indiana.
Check out the referenced posting.
I thought there are a lot of parallels between Bobby Knight and the late Woody Hayes.
Both had a mean streak, and could lose control once in awhile.
But if I could I would have wanted my kid to play for either one. For all of their warts, they made men out of the kids who played for them.
Bobby Knight was as a great a teacher as ever coached any college sport. The great teachers teach one thing. Do as I say not as I do. He was an emotional jerk of the highest order and yet, his players conducted themselves oppositely, with class and dignity. His teams worked hard and played by the rules even though Coach Knight bullied those officials who oversaw him into allowing him to conduct himself under his own rules. I can name more than one highly respected Division I coach who were very successful and had the opposite reputations of Knight and were always commended by their peers as nice guys and gentleman. Those coaches had players that were out of control embarassments. The question which faces athletics today is does big time athletics build character, and you look around and see lawbreakers, cheaters, and spoiled egomaniacs. The greatest college basketball player of all time was Bill Bradley. This 6’4” white guy took an Ivy League team to the Final Four. The greatest job of coaching that I have ever seen was Knight’s last NCAA Championship team, only Bob Knight could have won a championship with that meager talent. This forum used to appreciate individuality and toughness. I do not know if Bob Knight votes or if he belongs to a political party. My guess is he is a conservative, it has been documented that he was a fan General George Patton. The one thing that is for sure, he is a dinosaur in the United Nanny States of America.
I had a teammate in high school who played for Knight and graduated from Indiana. He took all shop classes in high school,a great kid but definitely not college material. Not surprisingly he had no problems with the "help" he got, including Knight browbeating professors into passing him. So I'm sorry, but this nonsense about Knight's great graduation record is complete crock.
Exactly. I always got the impression that he was just a bully. Since ‘87, he’s pretty much just been a punchline.
I have Woody Hayes autograph on a napkin...somewhere in my closet. When I lived in Columbus my next door neighbor got Woody’s autograph just a few days before he died. He may have been one of the last people to get his autograph. He got the autograph for his dad. My neighbor was a big Michigan fan living in Columbus. Comparisions to Hayes and Knight are pretty right on. In 1976 Ohio State’s basketball coach resigned (Fred Taylor-was Knights coach when he was at OSU). OSU did nothing to honor Taylor but Bob Knight did when Ohio State played at Indiana on the last game of the year.
I agree 100%. The man is a huge A.H. I laughed out loud when IU fired his arse. It was the IU administration that enabled him for years because he was a "legend". Thank God somebody finally had the guts to throw this jerk out on his ear. I was so happy to see him flop at Tech.
Here here!! Don't forget alot of his kids left the program to play for other schools.
Plus the man had no class. He's hardly a role model and got his comeuppance about 20 years too late. You can win and not be an A.H.
All shop classes? He didn’t have to take math or english? Wow, your high school was subpar wasn’t it?
Yes I have, thanks
Actually, for the rural Midwest area where I grew up we had one of the better high schools.
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