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Bob Knight slaps player ...

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Almost_Famous, Nov 14, 2006.

  1. Almost_Famous

    Almost_Famous Active Member

    Anyone surprised?
    Anyone care?
  2. heyabbott

    heyabbott Well-Known Member

    Did the player deserve it?
  3. Columbo

    Columbo Active Member

    Was it inevitable?
  4. Deeper_Background

    Deeper_Background Active Member

    Knight's temper flares in Texas Tech win

    Associated Press
    Posted: 1 hour ago

    LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) - As Bob Knight moved one win closer to catching Dean Smith, his temper flared once again, when he used his hand to push a player's chin during a timeout, as if to make him look the coach in the eye.


    With more than 4 minutes to go in Texas Tech's 86-74 victory over Gardner-Webb on Monday night, Red Raiders forward Michael Prince was called for a foul. During the ensuing timeout, Knight approached Prince, and as the player lowered his head, the coach made contact with his chin.

    Knight gave a brief statement at the postgame news conference then answered one question before exiting the room. The incident with Prince was never addressed.

    It was win No. 871 for Knight, who is five away from passing Adolph Rupp for second place on the all-time list. He needs nine more victories to surpass Smith for the most wins in Division I history.

    Knight's career has featured three national championships, all at Indiana, and plenty of temper outbursts, including run-ins with players.

    In 1992, Knight kicked a chair on the bench while son Pat, then a player for him at Indiana and now his assistant and successor-to-be at Texas Tech, was sitting in it. When fans behind the team bench booed, Knight turned and responded with an obscenity.

    He was accused of grabbing a player by the throat during a practice in 1997, an episode that was caught on videotape and created the whirlwind that eventually led to his firing from Indiana in September 2000.

    Knight was fired for what Indiana officials called a violation of a zero-tolerance behavior policy shortly after he grabbed the arm of a student who greeted him on campus by saying "Hey, what's up, Knight?"

    His most infamous moment came in a game against Purdue in 1985, when he threw a chair across the court after being assessed a technical foul.

    Jarrius Jackson led Texas Tech with 22 points in the first-round victory over Gardner-Webb in the College Basketball Experience Classic. The Red Raiders (2-0) will play Arkansas-Little Rock, an 81-79 winner over Akron, in the second round on Tuesday night.

    Texas Tech led throughout after taking a 13-0 lead. Martin Zeno had 19 points and Esmir Rizvic notched 17 in his first start for the Red Raiders. Prince, a 6-foot-7 sophomore who averaged 2.7 points per game last season, finished with two points.

    Ricky McPhee led Gardner-Webb (0-1) with 22 points.

    Texas Tech led 34-27 at halftime, then hit 11 of its first 16 shots to open the second half, extending the lead to 61-48 with more than 9 minutes to go.

    Gardner-Webb never got closer than eight points the rest of the way.

  5. farmerjerome

    farmerjerome Active Member

    I can't wait until somebody hits back.
  6. Defenders, ho!
  7. SixToe

    SixToe Well-Known Member

    I'm with you, FJ.

    Just once I'd like to see a guy punch Knight right in the face in front of everyone and stand over him like Ali, begging him to get up for some more.
  8. three_bags_full

    three_bags_full Well-Known Member

    Not defending him, by any means, but ... it didn't look THAT bad to me. Yes, maybe it was a little hard, but whose high school football coach didn't do the same thing with a facemask?

    And, for the record, I'd love to see someone knock his ass out. Especially some reporter when Knight tries to make him/her look like an ass at a presser.

    The "game face" incident. That would've been a perfect time.
  9. It's absolutely ridiculous that SportsCenter led with that. Then on the satellite radio coming into work, it's on 3 of the sports stations. Why? ESPN setting the agenda. I'm not saying what Knight did was right, but if he doesn't have a "zero tolerance" policy at Texas Tech, which I think he doesn't, then why is it a major story? If he's not getting fired today, then who effing cares?
  10. steveu

    steveu Well-Known Member

    I'd rather they led with Knight than with a meaningless NBA game. Then again, if I'd have been in charge Knight would have had to wait for Bucs-Panthers highlights and the Matsuzaka news.
  11. spnited

    spnited Active Member

    And if 99% of the coaches in the country did this -- and I'd bet many do worse on a daily basis --- it isn't even a story.

    You can see worse from a lot of high shool footbal coaches on any sideline in America every weekend.
  12. And here they are, right on cue.
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