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Coach Bobby Knight

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Bobby Knight

Robert Montgomery Knight (October 25, 1940 โ€“ November 1, 2023) was an American men's college basketball coach. Nicknamed "the General", Knight won 902 NCAA Division I men's basketball games, a record at the time of his retirement, and currently fifth all-time. Knight was the head coach of the Indiana Hoosiers from 1971 to 2000. He also coached the Texas Tech Red Raiders (2001โ€“2008) and Army Black Knights (1965โ€“1971).

Knight began playing at Ohio State in 1958 as a walk on. He played for Basketball Hall of Fame coach Fred Taylor. Despite being a star player in high school, he played a reserve role as a forward on the 1960 Ohio State Buckeyes team that won the NCAA Championship and featured future Hall of Fame players John Havlicek and Jerry Lucas.
Knight is photographed with Boston College coach Bob Cousy and Tennessee coach Ray Mears ahead of the National Invitation Tournament in 1969. Knight coached the Army men's basketball team from 1963 to 1971.
Knight is photographed with his family in Bloomington, Indiana, in 1981.
Knight talks to Indiana's Isiah Thomas on the sidelines during a game in 1981.
Knight talks to Pat Summitt, Tennessee women's basketball coach, in 1982. Knight and Summitt coached the US men's and women's basketball teams at the 1984 Olympics.
The US Men's Olympic basketball team carries Knight after winning the gold medal at the 1984 Olympics in Los Angeles.
Knight pitches a chair across the floor during Indiana's 72-63 loss to Purdue in 1985.
Bob Knight, coaching Indiana University in 1994, yells and points during a game against Kentucky.
Knight stands with his wife Karen after addressing Indiana University students after being fired in 2000. Indiana dismissed Knight after what the school said at the time was "a pattern of unacceptable behavior".
Knight, who coached at Texas Tech from 2001 to 2008, gestures to the crowd after his team defeated the New Mexico Lobos to give Knight 880 wins in 2007.
Mike Krzyzewski and Knight embrace after Krzyzewski broke Knight's record for most Division I coaching wins in 2011. Knight was at the game serving as a television commentator. Krzyzewski played point guard for Knight at Army and later served as his assistant at Indiana.
Knight and former Indiana Hoosiers player Isaiah Thomas appear on the court at half time during a game against the Purdue Boilermakers in 2020.

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