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    Bob Knight Resigns As Texas Tech Coach

    By BETSY BLANEY Ė 11 minutes ago

    LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) ó Bob Knight resigned Monday at Texas Tech, a stunning midseason move by the winningest men's coach in major college basketball. Known as much for his fiery temper as his basketball brilliance, Knight gave no hint a change was coming. He will be replaced by his son, Pat, a Red Raiders assistant.

    Chris Cook, a spokesman for athletic director Gerald Myers, confirmed the resignation, which was first reported by the Lubbock Avalanche-Journal.

    In September, Knight signed a three-year contract extension that runs through the 2011-12 season. In 2005, Pat Knight was appointed his father's successor.

    "Coach Knight has had a great career. His coaching record speaks for itself. His love for basketball is clear, but most importantly his love for teaching and the students has been a hallmark of his tenure here at Texas Tech," said Sally Logue Post, a spokeswoman for Texas Tech.

    Bob Knight has 902 career wins, more than any coach in the history of Division I men's basketball. Win No. 900 came last month against Texas A&M. The Red Raiders are 12-8 this season.

    Knight arrived at Texas Tech in March 2001, six months after being fired by Indiana for what school officials there called a "pattern of unacceptable behavior."

    In his first six years at Tech, he led the Red Raiders to five 20-win seasons, a first at the school. They are 12-8 this season. Texas Tech's next game is Wednesday night at Baylor.

    Knight passed former North Carolina coach Dean Smith as the winningest Division I coach Jan. 1, 2007, getting career win No. 880. To celebrate the milestone Knight chose "My Way" by Frank Sinatra, a mantra for how he navigated his personal and professional worlds.

    The 67-year-old Knight has been a head coach for 42 years at three Division I schools. He got his 100th victory at Army, then moved to Indiana, where his Hoosiers went 662-239 and won three national championships from 1971-2000.

    His first NCAA title came in 1976 when Indiana went undefeated, a feat no team has done since. In 1984, he coached the U.S. Olympic team to a gold medal in Los Angeles.

    He began his coaching career in 1965 at Army, where at 24 he was the youngest-ever Division I coach. Knight won 20 or more games in 29 seasons.

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    Hmmm? Wonder what's up? Like him or not Coach Knight sure added flavor to the game.
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    They just ran a special bulletin across the bottom of our tv station about this
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    Wow.... Never saw that coming.
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    I find it very strange for him to do this mid-season. I mean there is only less than two months left. Is he suffering from exhaustion or did he not think his team was good enough to get into the NCAAs?

    902 wins is a remarkable accomplishment along with the 3 NCAA titles but he did have his controversy.
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    Due to a recent surgery I have been rehabbing and actually read Knight- my story. I also watched Digger Phelps last night on ESPN college game night. It was reported that there was a change in administration at Texas Tech. Digger believes Knight left with ten games to go to give Pat ( his son) an audition with the team, to basically give him a chance to show what he (Pat) could do with the team as Coach.. I'll tell ya the way Knight got shown the door in Indiana was brutal. I don't think he wanted to go thru the same thing at Tech. Digger didn't allude to this , it's just my take on what happened after reading his autobiography.

 

 

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