His Texas tech team, ranked 18th in the nation, is having its best season in eight years. So why is Bob Knight so angry? Don't ask Tech chancellor David Smith, who was shouted at by the coach at a Lubbock, Texas, salad bar on Feb. 2. In a memo summarizing the event for the school (obtained by the Lubbock Avalanche-Journal), Smith wrote, "I placed my hand on his shoulder, kidded him about eating healthy, and stated that, 'Most of us only hear the negatives, it's important that sometimes someone remembers the positives.' " According to Smith, Knight's "demeanor and bodily habitas [sic] changed drastically. With a red face his response was curt and angry as he responded, 'I always handle things well, and have always handled things well.' " Last week Knight, probably not talking about lettuce, said, "I should have shook my head, walked away...and I didn't...[but] I absolutely did not instigate anything."
Beyond the Miracle
Miracle took a silver medal at the box office last weekend, finishing second (to Barbershop 2) with $19.4 million. Meanwhile Seabiscuit is the top selling drama DVD ever, with $135 million in sales. Some other sports movies due this year:
?AGAINST THE ROPES
Meg Ryan. A female boxing manager.
? NASCAR 3D (IMUX)
Kiefer Sutherland, narrator.
? BOBBY JONES: STROKE OF GENIUS
?DODGEBALL: A TRUE UNDERDOG STORY
Ben Stiller, Vince Vaughn.
Queen Latifah. Basketball comedy.
Kirsten Dunst, Paul Bettany. Love on the court.
Russell Crowe. 1930s boxer James Braddock.