Flashback: Knight Explains Chair Toss (Twice) to Letterman
”Do you have any furniture at all left in your house?” the Indy-born TV host asked The General.
Bob Knight’s version of book promotion hit The New York Times Magazine today in an interview, “Coach Bob Knight on Why He’s So Unpleasant.” The headline riffs on the name of Knight’s new book, The Power of Negative Thinking, co-written with his longtime collaborator in Bloomington, retired sportswriter Bob Hammel. Related: Hammel on why Knight makes a good author.
Joani Crean has a pretty stressful week ahead with high-pressure IU games against Purdue and Michigan before the family leaves for New Orleans. Forget scanning the Assembly Hall crowd for Meg Ryan; we’ll be looking for the feisty Mrs. Crean and Crimson in the stands now—and in the Superdome this Sunday.
“The IU culture actually started to change back in the spring of 2011. The players we had started to mature. Work ethics that had been substandard got a lot better. I think what they started to absorb was that there was going to be real competition for playing time. It’s been fun to watch.”
Wry, folksy, animated, and, of course, salty, Bob Knight had the crowd snorting and guffawing at the Gathering Place in Greenwood last night, for A Knight to Remember, a fundraiser benefitting the Greenwood Public Library. Here, a few of the highlights.