Bob Knight makes first public appearance at IU since 2000
Former Indiana coach Bob Knight made his first public appearance on campus in Bloomington on Saturday afternoon since his firing in 2000.
Knight, 78, attended IU baseball’s game against Penn State at Bart Kaufman Field.
In video published on social media by BTN, Knight rode into the stadium in a golf cart with an IU official. In a golf cart behind him, longtime Bloomington sports writer Bob Hammel and IU varsity club director Scott Dolson followed Knight.
Great to see the ? back on campus!
Coach Bobby Knight takes in @IndianaBASE's game today vs. Penn State!#GoIU pic.twitter.com/OS1XRSkBq6
— Indiana On BTN (@IndianaOnBTN) April 6, 2019
Knight was seated at the game in the press box.
For this first time since being fired, legendary former IU basketball head coach Bob Knight is ON CAMPUS. @IUSTVsports @DoctorGC @jacobbogage pic.twitter.com/PUHP7Kl8CR
— Matt Cohen (@Matt_Cohen_) April 6, 2019
Knight, who was fired in the fall of 2000, won three national championships at IU over a 29-year career. He also reached five Final Fours and won 11 Big Ten championships.
As recently as March of 2017, Knight told Dan Patrick that he would never return to Indiana.
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