- 03/31/2011, 01:55PM ET
HighwayCrossingFrog said 03/31, 01:55 PM
To make things simple;
Bobby Knight is a freakin a-h-ole..
He did numerous things to get himself fired, and Indiana ONLY pulled the trigger after he tried to choke one of his players..
Society no longer puts up with freakin a-h-oles..
What took soo long for Indiana to pull the trigger, I guess we will never know..
But no human being would ever think Bobby Knight deserved such a prestigious job..
Trust me, in England, this guy wouldnt have lasted a year!
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Rudedog: Believe The Hype said 03/31, 02:05 PM
Here's the deal.
Knight was a hot-headed guy. No one can deny that. He let his temper get the best of him more times than not. However, it was never serious incidents short of choking the player.
* Yelling at players/officials/NCAA workers
But in the end, the only thing that ever got him fired was when he assaulted someone within the team.
And before that? He ran a ship-shape program. There never was and never have been accusations of recruiting violations. And despite all the "issues" he was involved in, he got kids to play for him. In Indiana, all the good high school players wanted to play for Knight. If you were a good Indiana high schooler, odds are you were recruited and likely attended IU.
And in a world where we complain about the annoying players who need hit every now and then, your complaining about a coach who did exactly that? I guess people really do what the best of both worlds.
I'll take Bob Knight over any other coach, any day of the week
HighwayCrossingFrog said 03/31, 03:30 PM
You taking bobby Knight over any other coach, is a stone age approach..
The fact of the matter is he bullied his players..
Only idiots would want to go to his programme..
At the time Indiana had weak leadership..
Thats the only reason I can think of for Bobby Knight hanging around so long..
Once Knight got fired, he was a helluva lot more reserved at Texas Tech, cause he knew people would no longer tolerate his behaviour..
My fantasy is that Bobby Knight coaches the NBA OR Olympic team..
You know what would happen..
Something similar to the 2010 French world cup team, where the team essentially boy cotts practice..
Its a new age, gays are glorified, (see **** eye for the straight guy)..
Its cool to be black, (see Fab Five)..
The best rapper is white, Eminem..
The best golfer is black, Woods..
We have an EXTREMELY TOLERANT SOCIETY..
However we no longer tolerate A-h-oles like Bobby Knight..
Damn shame to see that it took Indiana sooooo long for them to see "the sign", quote from ace of base:)
Rudedog: Believe The Hype said 04/01, 03:14 AM
You have a pretty resounding answer right now.
Now, Knight was "calmer" in TT because he couldn't afford to be crazy again. He just was fired and put under the spotlight and microscopic after choking a player during practice. Do you think he was just gonna continue his old ways at TT?
The reason he did it at IU was because he was not being stopped. If you weren't being forced to stop, why would you?
Teams would not boycott practices for Knight because Knight wins. He wasn't the all-time winningest coach for nothing. He wasn't some arrogant, short-tempered coach who didn't win games. He won the most all-time!!
I don't know what you're tangent was about society now, but Bob Knight coached just 3 years ago and no one had a problem with it. He wasn't getting the talent at TT that he did at IU, and he was fired because of records, not because of anything to do with his temper.
In the end, Knight got the punishment he was due. He got fired from his job, but deserved nothing else.
Sorry you can't handle some toughness
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