BLOOMINGTON, Ind. – Former Indiana men’s basketball head coach Bob Knight made his first public appearance at Indiana University since the year 2000 Saturday afternoon.
The three-time national champion head coach came back to campus for an IU baseball doubleheader against Penn State.
Great to see the 🐐 back on campus!
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“It’s nice being here,” Knight said when asked what it’s like to be back on campus by IndianaSportsBeat.com’s Jim Coyle.
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“Coach Knight expressed interest in coming to today’s game and we were happy to host him,” IU director of athletics Fred Glass wrote in a statement to FOX59 Sports.
Knight was dismissed from Indiana in 2000. As recently as 2017, Knight expressed “no interest in ever going back” to Indiana, even saying he hoped all the members of the old administration that had a hand in his firing were dead.