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Old 01-06-2008, 03:42 AM
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Anyone see his press conference on ESPN after becoming the winningest coach in NCAA Division I basketball history?
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Anyone see his press conference on ESPN after becoming the winningest coach in NCAA Division I basketball history?
Yea, while he is a great coach he is pretty much an asshole and also should watch his language in front of 2 yr old grandchildren but then again
THAT IS BOBBY KNIGHT
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He has always been that way. He doesn't care much for the press.....

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3Ukj6...eature=related
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I took him fishing about 15 years ago. He's a decent fly fisherman. He did well catching Bluefish and Bass on a light tippet. He was very nice then although it was a nice day and we put him on the fish. I don't remember how the tip was.
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I have watched him at a Indianapolis game. He is a certified mental case. I would not be surprised to see in the news one day where he is found doing something very weird or in a compromising situation. I don't understand why any educational institution would hire him. I know his record but his personality and methods are a little more than a lot very strange.
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Sometimes a holes are funny. He just hates the press.
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An Ass. Second (or 3rd?) only to Connecticut's very own Auriema and Calhoun.
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And a sad reflection on the school employing him.
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He probably wears a track suit


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Knight is probably the best coach or was the best coach in College Basketball, he got more out of limited talent than anyone just wonder if he had the talent of North Carolina or Duke to work with, well if his reputation wasn't so bad maybe he would have some of those players. It is truly unfortunate that he is such a but head for his actions will always be against him in peoples minds. I wonder if he really cares about what people think.
One thing for Knight, education for his players was his first priority and basketball a very close second. And a clean record with the NCAA, well except throwing chairs and berating referees.
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He is an absolute azz hole. When I was in high-school my coach emulated him and it was a horrible experience. Sure he gets things out of his players but at the cost of what? Also he does not want the top talent nor could he get it. He would rather have decent hard working guys he can punish than players that have the skill and just need some coaching. If one nail rises to high he will pound it down. If it were not for the press and media he would be making 1/5th of what he does. It is a necessary situation in sports and entertainment. Sorry I just can't stand the guy. He finds joy in being a d*ck.
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PSW - 1/6/2008 He is an absolute azz hole. When I was in high-school my coach emulated him and it was a horrible experience.
Sounds like at that point in your growing up you needed some discipline and structure in your life.
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I get the joke. I guess being I had the mini-Knight for 3 Varsity seasons I am a little tempered about the style. There is obviously some success to that style of coaching and with the right mix of players it will work. To me great coaches understand how to get the best out of all different types of players. The Knight approach is a one size fits all dictatorship. Now if you can as in Knights case have an understanding of what that player personality/talent is then you just have to recruit to that.
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I get the joke. I guess being I had the mini-Knight for 3 Varsity seasons I am a little tempered about the style. There is obviously some success to that style of coaching and with the right mix of players it will work. To me great coaches understand how to get the best out of all different types of players. The Knight approach is a one size fits all dictatorship. Now if you can as in Knights case have an understanding of what that player personality/talent is then you just have to recruit to that.
He recruited Larry Bird. Larry Bird lasted less than I month before he went to Indiana State. I guess Larry was in need of some discipline in his life too.
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Huge fan of Coach Knight. Always have been and always will be. The way he "handles" the media is just down right funny!
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KJS - 1/7/2008 He recruited Larry Bird. Larry Bird lasted less than I month before he went to Indiana State. I guess Larry was in need of some discipline in his life too.
And he recruited a a lot of other great players who left as quickly as Bird did, most of which came to college without having any discipline in their lives, and Knight is a strong disciplarian. Knight builds character in young kids and if the kids happens to turn out to be great players, then the team has a great year.

Does he have problems? Yea he sure does - his out of control temper is his worst enemy. But you have to give the guy credit that his players have 92% graduation rate - one of the highest in the NCAA.
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[QUOTE]KJS - 1/7/2008 4:12 AM

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I get the joke. I guess being I had the mini-Knight for 3 Varsity seasons I am a little tempered about the style. There is obviously some success to that style of coaching and with the right mix of players it will work. To me great coaches understand how to get the best out of all different types of players. The Knight approach is a one size fits all dictatorship. Now if you can as in Knights case have an understanding of what that player personality/talent is then you just have to recruit to that.
He recruited Larry Bird. Larry Bird lasted less than I month before he went to Indiana State. I guess Larry was in need of some discipline in his life too.[/QUO


i read larry birds book and according to him he left iu before basketball practice ever started. he said he left because of the way his team mates treated him before school started he never actaully saw knight at iu.
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Read Season on the Brink by Feinstein to get a good feeling of who Knight is. Fiercely loyal to and protective of his players despite the rap he gets for abusing them. Certainly don't see a lot of the 5-star prima donnas playing for him 'cause they ain't gonna get coddled.

Has no use for the press - most of who have never know what it's like to exert your will on somebody else in the field of high-level competition.

While he clearly has issues with anger management (blinding flash of the obvious), I will always like Knight, *especially* for the way he abuses the press.

Roy Williams at times gets a little short with the dumb-arse press but has the ability of beotch slap 'em in a gentlemanly fashion.
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Nice guys finish last....but I guess that's OK with some fans, collegiate players and their parents.
Never heard of a college or pro coach worth his/her salt who didn't drive his/her players very, very hard.
Also never heard of a winning collegiate/pro coach who couldn't swear like a drunken sailor when a player, or even the whole team, needed a good dressing down.
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