Bobby Knight may have been the greatest basketball coach who ever lived- as far as coaching basketball. He won three National Championships at Indiana. He also had a terrible temper which ultimately led to his demise at Indiana in the late 90’s. Sadly he will be remembered as much for the controversies as he will be for his coaching. Attached below is an article listing all of Knight’s incidents.
I was watching that game in television when one of the most famous Bobby incidents happened- the throwing of the chair in a game against Purdue. I can’t say I was shocked by it- if John Wooden had done something like this it would have been shocking but Bob Knight- anything was possible with him.
Note- The college football version of Bobby Knight was Ohio State’s Woody Hayes- who today is remembered outside of Ohio at least as- the coach who punched the player from Clemson which ended his coaching career. Bob Knight was at Ohio State during Woody Hayes tenure there- not as a football player but as a basketball player. Both Knight and Hayes were Ohio boys. Both were a lot alike. They were very touch on their players while they played for them- but after their playing days were over- both coaches were always there for their players and the relationships changed. But both had volcanic tempers.