Bob Knight, college basketball coach of the Hall of Fame, is set to return to the scene of his biggest Saturday for the first time since his release in 2000.
Knight will be present at Indiana University to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the No. 1 team from 1979 to 1980, which included Isiah Thomas and Randy Wittman, both of whom played in the NBA, Sports Illustrated reported. The athletic later confirmed the story.
Knight was coach of the Hoosiers from 1971 to 2000 and won three NCAA championships and eleven Big Ten Conference championships. He also led the U.S. Olympic team, which won the gold medal in 1984 and which included Michael Jordan, Patrick Ewing and Chris Mullin.
The coach was canned by Indiana after former player Neil Reed claimed Knight choked him during a 1997 training session. This video prompted the college to introduce a zero tolerance policy for Knight's legendary fire and abuse behavior.
Later that school year, a non-player student complained after the trainer grabbed him and instructed him for showing disrespect, and Knight was released after refusing to resign. The university president said the incident was one of several complaints after the zero tolerance policy was introduced.
Knight was a trainer at Texas Tech from 2001 to 2008 and was the best trainer in the history of NCAA Division 1 with 902 victories. This has been a record since then.
Although Knight publicly returned to the Indiana campus last year to play a baseball game, it is the first time since his release that he appears in the Assembly Hall, where the basketball team plays.
The reports sent ticket prices for Saturday's game against Purdue Boilermakers in the US, which were between $ 278 and $ 767 on StubHub on Saturday morning. Tickets to Thursday's Iowa # 17 match start at $ 17.