Twenty years have passed since IU fired Bob Knight, the famed basketball coach, for violating the athletic department’s “zero-tolerance” policy.
IU implemented the “zero-tolerance policy” after Knight was caught on film grabbing former player Neil Reed’s neck during practice. Knight was ultimately fired after grabbing and yelling at freshman Kent Harvey after he said, “Hi Knight,” to the coach.
Knight’s dismissal from the team was a polarizing decision 20 years ago and remains a topic of discussion today on campus and throughout Indiana. He was the face of not just IU, winning three National Championships in 1976, 81 and 87, but college basketball as a whole.
Here is some past coverage of Knight from the Indiana Daily Student:
Sept. 9, 2000 – Knight confused by ‘zero-tolerance’
Sept. 11, 2000 – A Hoosier’s heartache
Sept. 11, 2000 – A Knight to remember
Sept. 11, 2000 – Coach did it his way
Sept. 11, 2000 – IU loses a legend
Sept. 11, 2000 – Community Dived in wake of firing
Sept. 13, 2000 – Knight returns to end campus riots
Sept. 14, 2000 – Havey said he meant no disrespect, wants normal life
Jan. 31, 2013 – Bob Knight's troubled legacy
Feb. 9, 2020 – The General comes home
May. 24, 2020 – How they brought the General home
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