When former Indiana University Head Coach Bob Knight speaks, people tend to listen for better or worse. Knight’s most recent words in an interview with the New York Times will certainly cause a stir of the next couple days.
The full interview with Knight, who finished with a 902-371 coaching record and three national championships over his career, can be found here on the New York Times web site. Ranging from his thoughts on why he hasn’t returned to Indiana University yet to the success of his team having a high graduation rate, the short interview is a great read for any of Knight’s fans.
But his thoughts on former Indiana University President Myles Brand, the man that fired the long-time Hoosiers coach back in September of 2000, Knight didn’t hold back.
“I didn’t like the guy,” said Knight to the New York Times. “In fact, the first time I ever did anything with him, I said, “This guy will be a problem for a lot of people here.” I felt that way when he was alive, and I felt that way when he was dead — and never wasted any time on it.
Knight did the interview to promote his book “The Power of Negative Thinking”.