Bobby Knight Suddenly Resigns from Texas Tech

LUBBOCK, Texas — A spokesman for Texas Tech athletic director Gerald Myers says men’s basketball coach Bob Knight has resigned, effective immediately.

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23 Responses to Bobby Knight Suddenly Resigns from Texas Tech

  1. Primewolf 02/04/2008 at 7:46 PM #

    I hope he didn’t hit anyone this time around.

  2. Rochester 02/04/2008 at 7:51 PM #

    Kind of a lame way to go out. Must be he has his reasons, but to get the big win total and then quit halfway through the year is weak. Redfred, defend your hero. And be glad he didn’t get the chance to pull this on us.

  3. redfred2 02/04/2008 at 8:04 PM #

    He’s glad he got the record, but he doesn’t want to rub it in, uh, uh, his mom has suddenly taken sick, he uh, had a calling from up above, he, he,…

  4. redfred2 02/04/2008 at 8:28 PM #

    ^he uh, finally found a stool softener that works for him, uh, uh, …

  5. Rochester 02/04/2008 at 8:32 PM #

    ^Must have been the industrial strength variety. He’ll probably be indisposed the rest of the season. Hope he doesn’t come out of the bathroom waving his TP and yelling at his ex-players. (Did that really happen?)

  6. werncstate 02/04/2008 at 8:51 PM #

    What’s up Knight?

  7. highstick 02/04/2008 at 9:06 PM #

    He’s leaving to replace Dave Odom at South Carolina???

  8. redfred2 02/04/2008 at 9:08 PM #

    I guess it’s just Knightie, Knight time now.

    No matter what anyone says, and admitting that he was, and still is, an ass with a captital A, he was a winner and his player/student graduation rate ranks among the highest ever in the business.

    I sure wouldn’t want to date his daughter or anything but I’m glad he was around as a college BB coach in my day. He defiKnitely made it interesting and I loved the fact that he never gave one inch to the press.

  9. RAWFS 02/04/2008 at 9:13 PM #

    There’s probably more to this story left to come. There’s always a reason for a sudden decision like this.

  10. redfred2 02/04/2008 at 9:20 PM #

    All joking aside, I hope it’s not his health or anything bad like that. Maybe he’s just walking away, but doing it on his own terms, just like he always has.

  11. beowolf 02/04/2008 at 9:43 PM #

    ESPN story — sounds like he was planning to turn the team over to his son, but then decided it’d be better to go ahead and get started.

  12. WolftownVA81 02/04/2008 at 10:03 PM #

    Sounds like he made the right decision to give his son a head start on next year, especially if it didn’t hurt any recruiting which it apparently did not. Good for him – it’s always best to go on your own terms at the top of your game.

  13. Astral Rain 02/04/2008 at 11:47 PM #

    Guessing he was afraid the uni would screw his son, so he made sure his son got a fighting chance.

  14. Stoner 02/05/2008 at 5:01 AM #

    From what commentary I heard on ESPN, Digger basically stated he felt Knight was burned out from coaching and wasn’t giving the most he could to the team, so he decided to leave.

    Knight’s one of the all time great college coaches and one of the most entertaining.

  15. Rick 02/05/2008 at 8:27 AM #

    I have always liked Knight.
    I had forgotten that he gave his salary back.

    My Dad took me to a roast of his here is Raleigh many years ago (why it was here I will never know) but he had the most filthy mouth but was so funny.

    IMO basketball is worse off without him

  16. PackerInRussia 02/05/2008 at 8:33 AM #

    I still remember hearing how PR said that he wanted to meet Coach Knight the week leading up to the Texas Tech game in Lubbock and when Knight heard about it, made a point of meeting PR when the team got there. That made him a pretty cool guy in my eyes.

  17. Noah 02/05/2008 at 9:11 AM #

    Knight’s a tragic figure. A eulogist for Knight could spend the better part of a day listing his accomplishments and his good qualities without using a single adverb. You don’t have to fluff anything up or embellish his story at all.

    But he’s got that critical flaw…and it just tears everything else down. You could be Jay Mariotti and spend an entire show ripping the guy and never embellish either.

  18. CarnifeX 02/05/2008 at 9:33 AM #

    Nepotist much?

  19. packof81 02/05/2008 at 9:52 AM #

    He’s a great coach and an iconic figure. I thoroughly enjoyed watching him blow his stack over the years.

  20. Rochester 02/05/2008 at 10:07 AM #

    One of the all-time funniest pep speeches in NCAA history:

    Warning: You may hear Coach Knight drop an F-bomb or two. And can anyone please step up and guard Greg Graham? Pretty please?

  21. BJD95 02/05/2008 at 10:31 AM #

    Ah, good old fashioned nepotism. That’s working out great for Okie State, yes?

  22. xphoenix87 02/05/2008 at 11:25 AM #


    You may hear Coach Knight not drop an F-bomb in a sentence or two…maybe.

    -Edited for truth

  23. Trip 02/05/2008 at 12:48 PM #

    Say what you want about Knight, but he’s one of the greats. He might have a foul mouth (Which I find hilarious), but College Basketball wouldn’t be the same without him. That halftime speech is hilarious.

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