I dont agree with what he does. He is a jerk as a person. He is, however, one of the greatest coaches ever in College Basketball.
Yes, better than Wooden, and Krewcewski (???LOL) Dean Smith.
The reasons Bob Knight wasn't fired after 29 years of being an asshole is because of what he did for IU and because of what he did for the game of basketball. Legendary John Wooden, believes that Knight is one of the greatest coaches to ever teach the game, and has frequently praised Knight's technics.
Look how much talent all those UCLA, Duke and North Carolina had... Look at how many people they sent to the pros. You can count on one hand, how many "great" pro basketball players came out of Indiana... Crap, I can only think of one! Isiah Thomas. hehe. Its one thing to be able to get athletes, that know they are good, to play together. Good example, Michigan. Lets think of the possibilities of Bobby Knight, coached the Fab Five..
The first possibility that comes to mind, is U of M wouldnt have lost a game in 4 years... Yea, its easy to say that...
Then I ponder.... and ponder... and ponder... EHEHEHHEHEEHH .. C Web, Rose, King, Howard, Jackson.... 3 of those players would have quit after the 3rd practice citing "Hes too tough wahhhh... I m going to transfer".
All in all, Knight can get players motivated. As I said, I dont agree with all his tactics. He used the "Fear Factor" to get results. Even going as far as socking his own son (who played for him) during a game."
In an interview with Connie Chung, he stated...“I think if rape is inevitable, relax and enjoy it.”
Once said he wanted to be buried upside down “so my critics can kiss my ass” .. HAHA.
Its safe to say, he didnt care. He still doesnt. Still coaching at Texas Tech. Turning them into a winning team. No talent. He is bringing the best out of his players, in a way, only Bobby Knight can.
A lot of players left because of Bobby Knight. Its also fact that a lot of players stayed and stuck it out. Isiah Thomas, once said " Coach, never change".
I cannot wait for A Season on the Brink. This should be one of the best sports related shows in a while.