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1/01/2007 02:05:00 PM
The Bob Knight Show Continues With More In A Moment
As a companion to the long Bob Knight-at-Army story that ran today, I dug up a few classic (and PG-rated) Knight YouTubes:
A clip from the Bob Knight Show in the 1970s, in which Knight brings on a donkey ("His first name is Jack, Chuck -- and I'll just let you figure out the last name") in a mesh Purdue hat. This was in response to Boilermakers athletic director George King turning down Knight's invitation to appear on his TV show. In King's place, Knight brought on someone (or some animal) who would "express the same kinds of views and so forth and be very symbolic of a lot of the thinking at Purdue."
One Shining Moment, 1987
The only Knight championship I was old enough to comprehend. The montage includes a stellar Superdome graphic ... and, of course, Knight punching a table.
"Somebody had their Minute Maid this morning"
Knight's orange juice commercial from the '80s. The only time you'll see him tie a grown man's shoe.
I can't responsibly embed the rest of these into SI.com, but here are links to R-Rated Knight videos (for profanity, not nudity):
At this point he looks more like a sad carnival side show than a great coach. Maybe he should hook up with oj simpson and barry bonds and do a traveling inspirational speaking routine. Maybe now the voices in Knight's head will stop torturing him and he can retire in peace and go on to carve hummels in preparation to join his friends the next time a comet passes close to earth.
Congratulations to a great teacher and coach. It is easy to criticize and second guess anybody's style but the fact remains he is great at what he does and he has never waivered in what he believes is the right way to do things!
I can remember my folks always preaching that anything worth doing is worth doing it right!
I believe Coach Knight practices that philosopy under the scrutiny of media, colleagues, and the general public, but he has not let the "opinions" of others influence the foundation of his philsophy....doing it right!