Vintage Bobby Knight.
Basketball legend, and former Indiana University basketball coach, Bob Knight was a guest on The Dan Patrick Show today to talk about the upcoming documentary on the 1976 Indiana Hoosiers, college basketball's last undefeated team.
Knight coached that team and during today's interview he discussed how he told his players in '76 that anything less than a perfect season would basically be a let down.
"But anyhow, we came to the next year then. And I told those kids, practice started on a Saturday like it always did, the day before practice started that there was only one thing that would be the thing that they could always be proud of and that was to go undefeated for the entire season. Not winning the Big Ten or winning the national championship or anything, but to go completely undefeated for the season. I told them that the day before practice started. On Friday afternoon, we met in the locker room and I said this is the goal that you people should get to because there may be no better group that ever does it. But you are capable of doing it. And they wound up doing it.”
Although Bobby Knight says he still has a lot of love for the fans at IU, he never plans on going back to the University. Furthermore, he added that he has no respect for the higher-ups and hopes that all of his old bosses are dead!
Per the Indy Star, via the Dan Patrick Show,
“Well, I think I’ve always really enjoyed the fans, I always will," Knight said. "On my dying day, I will think about how great the fans at Indiana were. And as far as the hierarchy at Indiana University at that time, I have absolutely no respect whatsoever for those people. With that in mind, I have no interest in ever going back to that university.”
That's just vintage Bob Knight.
Check out the clip from today's taping of the Dan Patrick Show, and look out for the "Perfect in '76" doc on Showtime tonight at 9pm.