Originally Posted by Hoosier Red
This could of course be it's own discussion, but as someone who came into my IU fanhood during the mediocre late 90's and had no emotional connection to Bob Knight, I can say in hindsight that I believe he got what he had coming to him for a long time.
He was burnt out. He needed a break. And however long he was the coach at IU, he was going to see continually lower results.
I'd never argue that Mike Davis was a better coach than Bob Knight, but for that particular team, he was a better fit.
In all honesty it burns me up just talking about it 10 years after the fact that it's still a point of conversation that overshadows the tremendous story of this year's team.
If you didnt become an IU fan until the late 90's, I can see your disconnection with the General. But I will remind you that the only reason Davis even coached that team was because the players said after the Knight firing that unless Treloar or Davis was named coach, IU would have no team. IU settled on Davis and the rest is history.