The march toward March Madness begins today. The NCAA men’s basketball season is getting underway.
For many seasons, one of the nations most dominant basketball programs could be found at Indiana University, the team coached by the legendary Bobby knight.
Eleven times his teams won the big 10 championship. Three of his teams won the national championship, and one captured the NIT.
After he was fired by Indiana in 2000, Knight took over as head coach at Texas Tech in 2001, taking his team to the postseason in each of his first Four years there.
But night was also a volatile personality. And a 1986 bestselling book by writer John Feinstein helped cement Knight’s reputation as something of a hot head.
I met Bobby Knight in the spring of 2002, as his first year at Texas Tech was drawing to a close. We talked about his autobiography, a book called Knight: My Story.
So here now from 2002, Bobby Knight.
Bobby Knight died last week. He was 83.
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