I have lost much respect for Coach Knight for "endorsing" the racist Trump.
He is touring the Indiana state with the jerk.
I never thought IU was honest in dealing with Bob Knight, I know more than most about the events of the firing and bad jacketing of Coach Knight by the admin of IU.
They are and were as dishonest as Trump too.
Too few know that the student that provoked Coach Knight was the son of an English Prof that had opposed Bob Knight since he was hired from West Point in 74.
A vendetta is obvious if you know the realities involved.
I never had much respect for English majors anyway!
IU paid huge cost for firing Coach Knight. Hiring a crooked coach as replacement cost them. No firing Bob Knight and trying to replace his discipline didn't work out so well for IU.
The faculty knew not to hire Dan Dakich permanently as coach, he too is a straight shooter and could not have lasted in the atmosphere that took control of IU athletics. They hired the crooked Sampson as coach and were busted in a year by the NCAA. Smart move IU CHUMPS.
Tom Crean is trying to rebuild respect and integrity IU chose to discard as not "politically correct".
PC is bullshit and has done much to undo this nation's character.
I have always advocated people to ask the people that played for Bob Knight about his character. Not the failures that pussed out and quit IU, but the ones that didn't quit, he made DAMN SURE HIS PLAYERS GRADUATED. No one and done for his teams unlike the UK crap. Look into what Bob Knight forced IU to do for Landon Turner after he was paralyzed in a car wreck. Yes I said FORCED!!!
The generations that followed mine could not handle the self discipline and sacrifice and dedication required. "Don't You Know I'm Gonna Be a Millionaire Soon?" is the ail of the post Vietnam era student "athletes" attitude. They don't have to put up that bullshit, right?
They all should thank God Almighty they were not drafted in say 1968.
Without doubt Bob Knight, Johnny Wooden and Mike K @ DUKE are the best coaches ever picked up the whistle at the college level.
Bob Slick Leonard and the ABA Pacers fill the slot on the "Pro" level. I can never forget "Rajah Brown" RIP brother.
"Give the ball to Roger and clear out the side and let him do his thing"!!!! As Slick said.
Far better than King Mikey the punk selling 100 dollar shoes in the ghettos. Kids killing each other for shoes they can't afford to buy only steal.
I can't respect that. Besides I know a certain player or two that humiliated Mikey in the 1981 NCAA tournament. Dakich mostly but the whole team too.
I'm a homer, but with valid reason. Why did the NBA crooks INSIST the PACERS be broken up to merge the two leagues?
Because the Pacers of 73 would have cleaned all the NBA teams clocks one after the other and Boston would never allow that team to PROVE the point.
The Pacers were the ONLY ABA team broken into segments as condition of the merger's "expansion draft". Fact not bullshit.
It is FACT that Bob Knight BUILT THE ENTIRE IU ATHLETIC DEPARTMENT on the back of his winning traditions and never an NCAA violation clean program. Before the IU basketball revival the only bright spot was the 1968 Rose Bowl being smoked by OJ, yes that punk.
But Coach Knight man should never toured with Trump.
Politically I have no respect for the man now.
And that is sad to me.
I still know what kind of coach the man is, but....
Say it ain't so Coach....