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Overview (4)

Born in Massillon, Ohio, USA
Birth NameRobert Montgomery Knight
Nickname The General
Height 6' 5" (1.96 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Robert Montgomery "Bob" Knight (born October 25, 1940) is a retired American basketball coach. Nicknamed "The General", Knight won 902 NCAA Division I men's college basketball games, the most all-time at the time of his retirement and currently second all-time, behind Pat Summitt, and behind his former player and assistant coach Mike Krzyzewski of Duke University. Knight is best known as the head coach of the Indiana Hoosiers from 1971 to 2000. He also coached at Texas Tech (2001-2008) and at Army (1965-1971).

While at Indiana, Knight led his teams to three NCAA championships, one National Invitation Tournament (NIT) championship, and 11 Big Ten Conference championships. He received National Coach of the Year honors four times and Big Ten Coach of the Year honors eight times. In 1984, he coached the USA men's Olympic team to a gold medal, becoming one of only three basketball coaches to win an NCAA title, NIT title, and an Olympic gold medal.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Dibyayan Chakravorty

Spouse (2)

Karen Vieth Edgar (23 May 1988 - present)
Nancy Falk (17 April 1963 - 1985) (divorced) (2 children)

Trade Mark (1)

Has been known to berate his players, referees, the media and even high-ranking school officials.

Trivia (11)

Former head basketball coach at Indiana University (1971-2000). One of only two people two play on a NCAA Basketball Champion (Ohio State) and coach a NCAA Basketball Champion (Indiana). The other is Dean Smith. Inducted into National Basketball Association Hall of Fame (1991)Head basketball coach at Army (West Point) 1966-1971.
Former head men's basketball coach at Indiana Univeristy (1971-2000) where he won three national championships (1976, 1981, 1987).
Named head coach of the men's basketball team at Texas Tech University. [March 2001]
Compiled a 786-299 record following the 2001-2002 season. His Indiana teams won 11 Big Ten Conference titles (1973-1976, 1980-1981, 1983, 1987, 1989, 1991, 1993) and participated in five Final Fours (1973, 1976, 1981, 1987, 1992). Had a 32-0 undefeated season (1976). NIT Championship (1979). National Coach of the Year (1975, 1976, 1987, 1989). Big Ten Coach of the Year (1973, 1975, 1976, 1980, 1981). Coached Pan American team to gold medal (1979).
Led Texas Tech to the NCAA Tournament (2001-2002). Youngest coach to reach 200, 300 and 400 wins.
Fired by then-Indiana University president Myles Brand for misconduct against a student on 10 September 2000.
Played for Ohio State (Columbus, Ohio) (1958-1962).
Assistant head coach for U.S. Military Academy at West Point (1963-1965). Became the youngest varsity head coach in major league history at West Point (at the age of 24). Army participated in four NIT tournaments in five seasons (1966, 1968-1970)
Recipient of the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame's Clair Bee Coach of the Year Award (which honors the active Division I basketball coach who has made the most significant positive contributions to his sport during the preceding year) in 2002.
Wife, Karen, is a former Oklahoma high school basketball coach.
He won his 800th game (one of only six coaches to do so in NCAA men's basketball history) [February 2003]

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