Bobby Knight was the most knowledgeable and insightful basketball man tv had this year. Thanks Coach Knight. Having said that I'm not going to debate your idea that he had a problem being fair to Kentucky, sorry if this happened and maybe the championship will soften anybody who migh have a Kentucky or Calipari issue a little. The officiating crew assigned to the Missouri Norfolk game sure had a problem being fair to Missouri and lots of teams are going to shoot well when the defense get whistled for standing between them and the basket. Kentucky at least got the last word. Missouri, who also beat Kansas, Baylor three times, Iowa State twice, got treated unfairly and had maybe their best team in two decades, title chances stolen by that crew.
In his role as an ESPN analyst, ex-Indiana coach Bobby Knight spent most of the season ignoring Kentucky. He failed to list them among his weekly list of America’s five best teams. He would call them “that team from the SEC” until finally cracking and calling them by name late in the year.
Speaking to a group of Indiana fans this weekend, Knight fired another shot at the Wildcats, specifically at their fans:
“Kentucky managed to get irritated over that because I mentioned them as the SEC team rather than Kentucky. Well, they might not have known that Kentucky was in the SEC. I thought that was always a possibility with them.”
Knight also called the current one-and-done rule — which has so benefited the Cats — a “disgrace.”
Whenever I see or hear Knight three words come to mind regardless of what he’s saying or doing: Miserable Old Coot.