Knight was definitely a disciple of the “fear, sarcasm and ridicule” method of coaching. A method that had it’s time and place but doomed to extinction with the arrival of millennials and Gen X
I think Knights record speaks for itself. I was not a Knight fan by any stretch, but I never heard much negative from the players who started in his program and finished in it
Same here. Never huge fan of him or his team but respected his Coaching ability. Although as a teenager, I was a huge fan of his 74 Team-- Scott May & Co. … really liked that team. They had 7’4" guy also I thk-- Burleson?
I guess players he choked don’t count because of all the Ws he piled up?
Lol. His players took up for him. Did the kid die or have a broken neck?
He can’t even throw chairs correctly
Tom Burleson (7-4) was on the 1974 North Carolina State national championship team with David Thompson.
Ahhh, yes thank you for that correction. I think David Thompson is one of the Top 5 greatest College basketball players ever.
Yea, I was overlapping my teams bc that NCSt was very good. They had short kid as PG, help me w/ his name.
He was amazing-no doubt. If I remember correctly, he had like a 42” vertical.
Monte Towe maybe?
Yes Sir! Very good. I would have come up w it eventually. Good job!!
He was a great one. Had the pleasure of watching Louisville Male High play in Houston against Houston ISD team back in the day when he had good hs teams.
Thompson had a teammate who went to UL also
I remember a SI exposé that said Knight once did a four-hour practice with every player playing their position…and no basketballs were allowed in the gym.
I guess he wanted to emphasize the basics of defense and position over scoring. Lol
Indiana won the national championship in 1976 with Scott May, Quinn Buckner and Kent Benson.
It’s good that Knight’s coaching style is going extinct; he was a miserable human being, but there’s no question that he was one helluva basketball coach.
Thks for posting. I knew all the players in my head. But being I was a teenager then, I was getting the years mixed up etc. Some Great College Basketball players in 70s.