Bobby Knight’s emotional return to Assembly Hall

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    Certainly off topic, but it’s basketball season and it’s slow around here. Please allow me.

    I think any discussion about the best coaches of all time has to include this guy. Knight’s problem was always the intensity and the over-the-top temper, witness the embarrassing chair-throwing incident at Assembly Hall in 1985 and the Indiana firing in 2001 after he roughed up a player.

    Bobby Knight is, was, always will be an SOB. I love him for it.

    But he was a great coach, with over 900 wins and leader of the ‘84 Olympic gold-medal team after he booted Charles Barkley in favor of Michael Jordan.

    I have to admit, I hadn’t thought about him in awhile. The video of him needing assistance onto the court yesterday at Assembly Hall caught me off guard. He’s apparently suffering from dementia and God knows what else. He’s 79.

    Good to see him enjoying himself with his former players, including Isiah Thomas in this tweet. Hang in there, Coach.

     
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      He’s a POS. But an excellent Xs and Os coach. One of the best ever.
       
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          I love how he got pissed at that piece of excrement Vitale during it. So glad CBS has March Madness and I don't have to put up with that blabbering ****head. ESPN needed to get rid of his ass 20 years ago.
           
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              Could you imagine Bobby Knight coaching in today’s pussified world?

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                :lol:

                Do you have any memories of George Werner at Tarpon? Almost the same.

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                Oh yeah, had George for weightlifting class, which was basically a study hall. Had our great RB at the time Leonard Conley in that class, one day, Jimmy Johnson just walked in on a visit to see Leonard. Good stuff.
                 
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                  He was the consummate douche bag.
                   
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                    My thoughts on Vitale are exactly the same.
                     
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                      I have yet to meet ONE person who likes Dick Vitale. I absolutely do not get why he is a television personality.
                       
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                        That's the most STUPID Comment I've ever read on this site!
                         
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                          All right. He’s a great guy. One of the best ever. One of the most beloved guys to ever walk the face of this planet. People will be singing his praises and naming their children after him. Coaches will emulate his path to success and parents will line up to send their children to schools that have coaches like him.

                          And he’s a terrible Xs and Os. coach.

                          Does that work?
                           
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                            No, that's Mike White.
                             
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                              He said three different things, so you’ll need to clarify which one you thought was stupid. Unless you think Knight is Mr. Rogers without a clue on how to coach winning basketball.
                               
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                                  Vitale was a good ambassador for the game when ESPN first started broadcasting college basketball in the early eighties, although he was always goofy and over the top, he did bring attention to the game.

                                  Much like a VCR, progress has rendered him obsolete. Rather than change his demeanor and approach he insists on continuing to be this carnival barker that spews stupid cliches and antiquated acronyms that camouflage the fact that he has no real knowledge or insight into the game.

                                  I refuse to listen to him anymore so when he does our game I turn on the radio even though there is a time delay
                                   
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                                    So I was actually there at the game Saturday.(son is there) Rumors were flying that morning he would be there. IU’s team is a lot like UF. Flashes of brilliance but underperforming and frustrating. While everyone was into the game with about 6 min in the half the crowd was restless and just wanted to get to halftime.

                                    They introduced like 20 old players and it reminds you how great that program was. Quinn Buckner, Isiah Thomas, Randy Whitman, Steve Alford on and on. Everyone is cheering but waiting for the General.

                                    The time comes they do a video and everyone starts to go nuts. Then he is brought out to the court and people go nuts for about 5 seconds and then realize he is not well. It was a hushed reverence as he shuffled on the court held up by Buckner. People were stunned he was so feeble.

                                    My sons friend works in the Sports Info Dept and knew he was coming but could not talk about it. Apparently they said they want him back but under no circumstance could he have a microphone.

                                    So at some point he quiets the crowd and does a cheer with the students, showed some spunk and the crowd went crazy.

                                    My first IU game. Basketball is religion there. Assembly Hall is just a wow to see. They know the game. There was some close calls ref made that most crowds could have booed the refs, but they did not when the call was right. Replay confirmed those calls but the crowd knew already. They are in a bad 10 year run and it is killing them. They hope with Knight returning, moved back to Bloomington, the curse is lifted.
                                     
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                                      The curse?

                                      A curse for canning a coach whose ego caused him to lose touch with reality?
                                       
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                                      I never played for Coach Knight, You?
                                       

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