Robby Knight Short Biography

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On October 25, 1940, in Massillon, Ohio Robert Montgomery “Bobby” Knight was born. He grew up in Orrville. Knight attended Orrville High School where he began his career as a player of football and basketball. He continued under Basketball Hall of Fame coach Fred Taylor at Ohio State University in 1958. Knight graduated with a degree in history and government in 1962. Immediately after graduating in 1962, Knight coached junior varsity basketball at Cuyahoga Falls High School in Ohio for one year. In 1963, Knight enlisted in the U. S. Army and accepted an assistant coaching position. Two years later, he was named the head coach. Knight was only 24 years old. Within six seasons at West Point, Knight won 102 games. Knight was noticed as a rising star. When Indiana University was seeking a new coach in 1971, they turned to Knight. Knight was given the nickname, “The General” by Dick Vitale because the he was highly educated in military history. Indiana reached the Final Four in 1973, losing to UCLA. In 1976, the Hoosiers were undefeated at 32-0 and won championship, beating Michigan 86-68 in the title game. Knight’s Hoosiers also won championships in 1981. When Indiana won the 1979 NIT championships, Knight led the U.S. national team to a gold metal in the Olympic Games as coach of the Michael Jordan team. Knight is one of the only three coaches to win NCAA, NIT and Olympic championships. In 1991, Knight was elected to the…show more content…
I understand he wanted to encourage his players to perform their best by putting forth their best effort. Sometimes people need an extra push to do their best, not abuse. Bob Knight not only physically abused his players, but emotionally abused them too. He was the opposite of John Wooden. Wooden and Knight had a great winning record. Sometimes, I need an extra push, but I will not tolerate anyone using profanity towards me nor hitting

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