Bob Knight reportedly hospitalized, former Hoosiers informed of legendary coach's condition
Bob Knight reportedly went to the hospital over the weekend. Indy Star’s Zach Osterman reported that Knight initially went to the hospital Friday evening with an acute illness.
There is no indication at this time of what exactly is ailing the former Indiana basketball coach at this time, but Osterman reports the current hope is Knight will able to return home soon. Alumni of the university were informed about the news.
Knight coached the Hoosiers from 1971-2000. While in Bloomington, Knight led Indiana to 24 NCAA Tournament appearances. Knight also won three national titles in 1976, 1981, and 1987 during that time. The Hoosier reached the Final Four five times and were B1G regular season champions 11 times under Knight.
Indiana had at least 20 or more wins in 22 seasons while Knight was at the helm.
Knight also had stops at Army (1965-1971) and Texas Tech (2000-2008). He retired in February of 2008.
Knight is one of the winningest coaches in college basketball history with 902 wins all time. Knight has the fourth-most wins of any college basketball head coach and is behind names like Roy Williams, Jim Boeheim, and Mike Krzyzewski. Knight’s coaching record after his retirement was 902-371.
Hoosier fans will be hoping that Knight recovers quickly.
Hopefully more news becomes available about the severity of Knight’s condition. Tradition will keep you updated when more information becomes available about how the former Indiana coach is doing.