Originally Posted by Revering4Blue
Indiana was a winning program -devoid of NCAA sanctions/restrictions - with many key components of the '73 Final Four team already in place when Knight took over in '71.
Comparing Knight's first season at IU with CTC's first season at IU is akin to comparing the Blizzard of '78 to Chernobyl, not that Crean was/is the only Major College B-Ball Coach out there to deal with such issues.
NSF my friend......there was improper stuff going on at IU before '71. That is why Knight was hired. Granted the scope is bigger now than what it was then....but there was alot of stuff happening with IU athletics through out the 60's. Improprieties aside(Wooden never got caught) that might be speculation, in fact IU hired a "no non-sense" guy to clean up what they thought was a problem.
The components were there.......minus McGinnis. But to me, that just shows Knight's coaching ability at that time.