Originally Posted by Hoosier Red
Oh absolutely that's the only reason he was even considered for the job. But that's really immaterial to the main issue. Knight was burnt out and needed a break. He was becoming a shell of the genius coach IU fans came to know and love in the previous two decades.
Whether his dismissal was right or wrong, I have no doubt it turned out to be the best thing for him personally. He got a break and was able to take on a new challenge at Texas Tech a few years down the line.
And the fact that he still holds a grudge against a university despite the fact that nearly everyone involved in his dismissal is now gone shows that he despite his brilliance, he can still be a petty jerk.
I cant argue about anything ya said.
I actually met Coach back in the late 90's at a gas station south of Fort Wayne. He took the time to talk to me and my son for 15 minutes. The funny thing is that we never even discussed basketball, it was all about the fish we had caught. So my views on him are quite biased.