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Bobby Knight (1940-2023)

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WISHLIST
Dimes: 54S, 53P, 50P, 49S, 45D+S, 44S, 43D, 41S, 40D+S, 39D+S, 38D+S, 37D+S, 36S, 35D+S, all 16-34's
Quarters: 52S, 47S, 46S, 40S, 39S, 38S, 37D+S, 36D+S, 35D, 34D, 32D+S
74 Topps: 37,38,46,47,48,138,151,193,210,214,223,241,256,264,268,277,289,316,435,552,570,577,592,602,610,654,655
1997 Finest silver: 115, 135, 139, 145, 310
1995 Ultra Gold Medallion Sets: Golden Prospects, HR Kings, On-Base Leaders, Power Plus, RBI Kings, Rising Stars

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    pdoidoipdoidoi Posts: 491 ✭✭✭

    RIP

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    thisistheshowthisistheshow Posts: 9,386 ✭✭✭✭✭

    RIP

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    craig44craig44 Posts: 10,524 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I just heard. Great coach. Bully.

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    LandrysFedoraLandrysFedora Posts: 1,788 ✭✭✭✭✭

    RIP

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    doubledragondoubledragon Posts: 22,959 ✭✭✭✭✭

    RIP. Bobby Knight was a tyrant, but that's what made him so great, you knew you had to play your best or deal with his wrath. I believe his 1976 Hoosiers are still the last team to go unbeaten and win it all.

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    BrickBrick Posts: 4,938 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Sad news. RIP

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    erikthredderikthredd Posts: 8,226 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Here's one last chair toss in memory of Coach Knight.

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    EstilEstil Posts: 6,920 ✭✭✭✭

    @doubledragon said:
    RIP. Bobby Knight was a tyrant, but that's what made him so great, you knew you had to play your best or deal with his wrath. I believe his 1976 Hoosiers are still the last team to go unbeaten and win it all.

    In men's D1 b-ball, yes. But in 2015, the Back to the Future year, we came so, so, so, close... But OTOH, Knight (sorry, MR Knight or COACH Knight!!!) said his 1975 team was even better and should've also run the table. Anyone wanna take a guess who it was that crashed his undefeated party? :blush:

    WISHLIST
    Dimes: 54S, 53P, 50P, 49S, 45D+S, 44S, 43D, 41S, 40D+S, 39D+S, 38D+S, 37D+S, 36S, 35D+S, all 16-34's
    Quarters: 52S, 47S, 46S, 40S, 39S, 38S, 37D+S, 36D+S, 35D, 34D, 32D+S
    74 Topps: 37,38,46,47,48,138,151,193,210,214,223,241,256,264,268,277,289,316,435,552,570,577,592,602,610,654,655
    1997 Finest silver: 115, 135, 139, 145, 310
    1995 Ultra Gold Medallion Sets: Golden Prospects, HR Kings, On-Base Leaders, Power Plus, RBI Kings, Rising Stars
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    EstilEstil Posts: 6,920 ✭✭✭✭

    @erikthredd said:
    Here's one last chair toss in memory of Coach Knight.

    I know this is the moment that gets all the attention but this one (#2 on this list) is my personal favorite:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8w3HSvjLupI
    I don't suppose he ever did figure out which face is the game face? :blush:

    WISHLIST
    Dimes: 54S, 53P, 50P, 49S, 45D+S, 44S, 43D, 41S, 40D+S, 39D+S, 38D+S, 37D+S, 36S, 35D+S, all 16-34's
    Quarters: 52S, 47S, 46S, 40S, 39S, 38S, 37D+S, 36D+S, 35D, 34D, 32D+S
    74 Topps: 37,38,46,47,48,138,151,193,210,214,223,241,256,264,268,277,289,316,435,552,570,577,592,602,610,654,655
    1997 Finest silver: 115, 135, 139, 145, 310
    1995 Ultra Gold Medallion Sets: Golden Prospects, HR Kings, On-Base Leaders, Power Plus, RBI Kings, Rising Stars
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    Steven59Steven59 Posts: 8,292 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I'll be darn, didn't hear anything about that yesterday. RIP

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    craig44craig44 Posts: 10,524 ✭✭✭✭✭

    It could be a false memory on my part, but weren't Bobby Knight and the Big Tuna friends?

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    BLUEJAYWAYBLUEJAYWAY Posts: 8,018 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @erikthredd said:
    Here's one last chair toss in memory of Coach Knight.

    Thanks for the video. My first thought when I heard of his passing. His interviews were classic. Like a Belechick,Parcells.

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    2dueces2dueces Posts: 6,251 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @craig44 said:
    It could be a false memory on my part, but weren't Bobby Knight and the Big Tuna friends?

    Bill Parcells worked as an assistant to Knight at Army. It explains Parcells personality and how he approached his assistants. He berated BB a lot which I found amusing. Then it explains BB’s conduct during press conferences.
    The apple doesn’t fall far

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    craig44craig44 Posts: 10,524 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @2dueces said:

    @craig44 said:
    It could be a false memory on my part, but weren't Bobby Knight and the Big Tuna friends?

    Bill Parcells worked as an assistant to Knight at Army. It explains Parcells personality and how he approached his assistants. He berated BB a lot which I found amusing. Then it explains BB’s conduct during press conferences.
    The apple doesn’t fall far

    That is interesting. I didnt know Parcells worked with Knight. never knew He was ever a basketball guy.

    George Brett, Roger Clemens and Tommy Brady.

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    JoeBanzaiJoeBanzai Posts: 11,215 ✭✭✭✭✭

    RIP

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    BullsitterBullsitter Posts: 5,336 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited November 2, 2023 8:44AM

    RIP.

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    thisistheshowthisistheshow Posts: 9,386 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I just read this article by Knight's friend Jay Bilas. I found it very enjoyable and thought you guys might enjoy it too. https://www.espn.com.au/mens-college-basketball/story/_/id/38489269/jay-bilas-liked-bob-knight-knew-died-age-83

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    GroceryRackPackGroceryRackPack Posts: 2,458 ✭✭✭✭✭

    there was a pull out section in today's Chicago Sun Times with Bobby; it was too big for me to scan & post... :(

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    SanctionIISanctionII Posts: 11,714 ✭✭✭✭✭

    The NAIA college I played hoops (1974-75 through 1977-78) for had a volunteer assistant coach during my freshman and sophomore years. He was a graduate from the same college that was about 9-10 years older than me. He was also a young attorney who had a small law practice in town. I got to be friends with him and as I got to know him I liked what he did for a living. As a result I also became an attorney.

    The assistant coach reached out by mail to Bobby Knight. Surprisingly Knight responded. Both men took a liking to each other and they became good friends. My assistant coach was invited many times to go hunting with Knight. I heard some stories about these hunting trips and what kind of a guy Knight was.

    My understanding is that while Knight was controversial and viewed by some as a tyrant and toxic, the basketball players who played for him at Indiana, for the most part, really liked him and responded well to his high demands and expectations both on and off the court.

    As an aside, when I was choosing a college to attend, I had been accepted at West Point as a freshman in 1974-1975. I decided to go elsewhere. Had I gone to West Point and played for four years, my coach for my sophomore through senior years would have been Coach K (he coached Army from 1975-1976 through 1979-1980, before he took the job at Duke).

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    coinkatcoinkat Posts: 22,769 ✭✭✭✭✭

    RIP

    Seems the older fiberglass Herman Miller chairs are no longer subject to discontent on a bb court... that would have made a great commercial similar to those aired for Samsonite.

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    EstilEstil Posts: 6,920 ✭✭✭✭
    edited November 2, 2023 3:33PM

    @coinkat said:
    RIP

    Seems the older fiberglass Herman Miller chairs are no longer subject to discontent on a bb court... that would have made a great commercial similar to those aired for Samsonite.

    I remember a Marathon convenience store commercial that Knight (I know, I know, that's MR Knight or COACH Knight!!!) did where he says at the end, "Hey Newt!(?) Throw me a chair, will ya?" :blush:

    WISHLIST
    Dimes: 54S, 53P, 50P, 49S, 45D+S, 44S, 43D, 41S, 40D+S, 39D+S, 38D+S, 37D+S, 36S, 35D+S, all 16-34's
    Quarters: 52S, 47S, 46S, 40S, 39S, 38S, 37D+S, 36D+S, 35D, 34D, 32D+S
    74 Topps: 37,38,46,47,48,138,151,193,210,214,223,241,256,264,268,277,289,316,435,552,570,577,592,602,610,654,655
    1997 Finest silver: 115, 135, 139, 145, 310
    1995 Ultra Gold Medallion Sets: Golden Prospects, HR Kings, On-Base Leaders, Power Plus, RBI Kings, Rising Stars
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