National Bobblehead Hall of Fame unveils two Bob Knight bobbleheads

  • 09/07/2023 8:05 am in

According to a release, the National Bobblehead Hall of Fame is commemorating Hall of Fame coach Bob Knight with two new bobbleheads.

In partnership with the Knight Legacy, founded by Pat Knight, two special edition bobbleheads of the former IU coach were unveiled Thursday. The National Bobblehead Hall of Fame and Museum is producing the bobbleheads.

The Knight Legacy’s mission is to “honor, promote, and preserve the Coach Knight Legacy and the footprint that Hall of Fame Coach Bob Knight has made in the history of basketball.”

“We’re thrilled to be honoring my father’s legacy with these limited edition bobbleheads in collaboration with the National Bobblehead Hall of Fame and Museum,” Pat Knight said in a release. “I think these bobbleheads are a great tribute to my dad’s legacy and the passion that he had for basketball and life.”

The first bobblehead, individually numbered to 2,023, features Knight standing in his signature red sweater and is $30. It also features a facsimile of Knight’s autograph.

The second bobblehead, individually numbered to 19,850, depicts Knight in a red and white striped short-sleeved shirt hoisting a chair and is $40. Knight famously threw a chair across the floor at Assembly Hall during Indiana’s game against Purdue in February 1985.

The bobbleheads are available for pre-order and are expected to ship in December. A set of two is available for $65.

“We’re excited to team up with Knight Legacy to create these bobbleheads celebrating the legendary coach,” National Bobblehead Hall of Fame and Museum co-founder and CEO Phil Sklar said in a release. “One of the most successful coaches in the history of college basketball, and we think fans will love these new bobbleheads!”

Knight won three national championships at Indiana in 1976, 1981 and 1987. At the time of his retirement, his 902 NCAA Division I wins were a record.

According to a release, the National Bobblehead Hall of Fame and Museum is located at 170 S. 1st. St. in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. It opened to the public on February 1st, 2019.

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