Video: Bob Knight Trolls Wolverines Fans at Michigan Trump Rally

At a campaign stop in the important swing state of Michigan today, Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump brought former Indiana University basketball coach Bob Knight onstage for some words of support.

“I went to Ohio State instead of one of your favorite schools,” Knight told the audience in Grand Rapids, which reacted with a hearty chorus of boos.

“I knew you’d give me that,” Knight continued. “But you know, we beat your ass most every time we played you.”

Knight was a member of the basketball team at Ohio State, the University of Michigan’s arch rival. He neglected to mention IU at the rally, continuing the cold-shoulder treatment he’s shown his former employer since being fired in 2000. He endorsed Trump for president at an Indianapolis rally ahead of Indiana’s primary election in April.



Since first joining Indianapolis Monthly in 2000, West has written about a wide range of subjects including crime, history, arts and entertainment, pop culture, politics, and food. His feature stories have twice been noted in the Best American Sports Writing anthology and have received top honors from the Indiana chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists. “The Collapse,” West’s account of the 2011 Indiana State Fair tragedy, was a 2013 National City and Regional Magazine Awards finalist in the category of Best Reporting. He lives on the near-east side.