Indiana legend Bob Knight releases statement on new Hoosiers head coach Mike Woodson
Indiana basketball legend Bob Knights is giving his vote of confidence to new head coach Mike Woodson.
On Sunday, the school announced that Woodson had been named the next head coach of the Indiana basketball program. Monday morning, the athletic director Scott Dolson officially introduced Woodson as the leader of the Hoosiers.
Hours after the introductory press conference, former head coach Bob Knight released a statement on the hire. Woodson played for Knight at IU from 1976-80 before enjoying a decade-long career in the NBA.
“We are all very pleased to have Mike Woodson as the person in charge of our program. He will do an excellent job. He will be an outstanding disciplinarian and teacher working with his team,” Knight said. “I’ve never known a better person than Mike. He is just a great man.”
— Indiana Basketball (@IndianaMBB) March 29, 2021
Knight was the head coach at Indiana from 1971-2000. He led the Hoosiers to 11 B1G regular season titles, 5 Final Four appearances, 3 national championships and 1 NIT title. Knight was 662-239 as the head coach at IU.
This will be Woodson’s first job as a head coach in college, though he has been the head coach of the NBA’s Atlanta Falcons and New York Knicks.