Sports Community Reacts To The Passing Of Bobby Knight


The college basketball world lost one of its big names on Wednesday. Legendary Indiana Hoosiers head coach Bobby Knight passed away at the age of 83. The former Indiana coach was known for his hard-nosed style that included many meltdowns on the court, but his results speak for themselves. The news of Knight’s passing quickly spread across social media. Those who knew him and those who remembered his memorable moments on the court celebrated the life of Knight on Wednesday night.

Knight’s impact on the game of basketball can not be measured. Without Knight, the world may not even know the name Mike Krzyzewski. Coach K played his college ball for the U.S. Military Academy under then-head coach Knight. The names Knight and Krzyzewski are synonymous with the game of college basketball, but the pair also held a relationship that will stand the test of time. Those who were close to Knight seem to have a different picture of the man compared to those who only know him from what we’ve seen through his time on the sideline.

Knight’s relationship with the media is easy to understand after watching a few clips from his time as a head coach, and that is, he wasn’t much of a fan. The Hoosiers coach wore his heart on his sleeve and was passionate about the game of basketball. However, sometimes, his actions weren’t as cute as he perceived them to be. Love him or hate him, Bobby Knight changed the landscape of college basketball. Without his influence, many of the names we know today may not be in the sport that we all love.

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