Bobby Knight Retires
A lighter subject than I usually post, the famed chair throwing coach has had enough. Like him or not he is the winningest coach in college basketball. Igrew up in Indiana and watched the glory days. Remember Steve Alford? Anyone? I guess I'm not a spring chicken anymore.
I wonder if his chair throw is on youtube?
LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) -- Bob Knight, known as much for his fiery temper as his basketball brilliance, resigned Monday at Texas Tech, handing the team over to his son.
It was a stunning midseason move by the winningest men's coach in major college basketball, who gave no hint a change was coming. Pat Knight, a Red Raiders assistant, was appointed his father's successor in 2005.
"There's a transition that's going to take place here from me to Pat and I've dwelt on this all year long ... how it would be best for him and for the team and for what we can do in the long run to make this the best thing for Texas Tech," Knight told the Lubbock Avalanche-Journal, which first reported the resignation.
The 67-year-old Knight informed Texas Tech athletic director Gerald Myers of his decision in a meeting around noon Monday, Texas Tech chancellor Kent Hance told The Associated Press. Knight then called Hance and told him.
"He's ready," Pat Knight said during his weekly radio show. "He's tired."