BLOOMINGTON, Ind. — Bob Knight’s short stroll from the practice gym to Assembly Hall ended a 20-year journey home. It seemed as if he never left. When the former Indiana Hoosiers coach walked through the tunnel Saturday and onto his old court for the first time since his firing in September 2000, the crowd went
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. - He left in disgrace nearly two decades ago. On Saturday, Bob Knight cherished the short stroll from the practice gym to Assembly Hall, his first visit to the basketball arena he ruled for 29 seasons before he was fired in 2000.
Surrounded by dozens of former players and thousands of Indiana fans chanting, "Bob-by, Bob-by," Knight finally returned to his home court Saturday to a rousing welcome.
"We love you, Bobby," one fan shouted from the crowd.
Hoosiers fans spent...
There was that pleasant call I got in Atlanta out of nowhere during the 1990s from Bob Knight. Which means I saw the OTHER Bob Knight. So did many of those chanting his name Saturday at Assembly Hall during his first return to the place in 20 years.