Bob Knight was back in Bloomington, Indiana over the weekend and things have escalated all the way to the point where Dan Patrick said this morning on his show that he’s being told that Knight is moving back to Bloomington, which would be a huge breakthrough with a school that The General wished death upon his enemies as late as 2017.
Bob was at a Hoosiers baseball game this weekend and was spotted riding around on a red golf cart being driven by what appears to be a credentialed Indiana employee.
“Coach Knight expressed interest in coming to today’s game and we were happy to host him,” IU director of athletics Fred Glass wrote in a statement to CBS4 Sports.
Knight, 78, was “dismissed” from Indiana in September 2000 by Myles Brand, who has been dead since 2009. It was in the 2017 interview with Dan Patrick where it felt like Bob would never go back to the school where fans would take a bullet for the guy. Here’s the exchange he had with Dan.
Late in the interview, Patrick asked Knight: “Why do we want you to go back to Assembly Hall so bad?”
“Well, I think I’ve always really enjoyed the fans, I always will,” Knight said. “On my dying day, I will think about how great the fans at Indiana were. And as far as the hierarchy at Indiana University at that time, I have absolutely no respect whatsoever for those people. With that in mind, I have no interest in ever going back to that university.”
Patrick followed up: “Aren’t those people all out of there, coach?”
Knight: “I hope they’re all dead.”
Patrick: “Some of them are …”
Knight: “Well, I hope the rest of them go.”
It took almost 19 years for Bob to return to Bloomington and now it sounds like there might be something cooking for an even bigger presence for Bob in town.