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Bob's Salad Bar Brawl
February 16, 2004
Insider's memo depicts Knight as a 24-carrot nutcase
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February 16, 2004

Bob's Salad Bar Brawl

Insider's memo depicts Knight as a 24-carrot nutcase

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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
FEB. 20
Meg Ryan. A female boxing manager.

? NASCAR 3D (IMUX)
MARCH 12
Kiefer Sutherland, narrator.

? BOBBY JONES: STROKE OF GENIUS
SPRING
James Caviezel.

?DODGEBALL: A TRUE UNDERDOG STORY
JUNE 18
Ben Stiller, Vince Vaughn.

?THE COOKOUT
SUMMER
Queen Latifah. Basketball comedy.

?WIMBLEDON
SEPT. 24
Kirsten Dunst, Paul Bettany. Love on the court.

?CINDERELLA MAN
DEC. 17
Russell Crowe. 1930s boxer James Braddock.

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