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UPDATE: Former Indiana men’s basketball head coach Bob Knight released from hospital


Former Indiana men’s basketball head coach Bob Knight was released from the hospital Monday and is resting at home, according to a statement his family released on Knight's website.

"Coach always taught us, and those that played for him, the importance of fighting through adversity," Pat Knight, Knight's son, said in the statement. "He and our family thank you for the tremendous amount of support you have shown and given during this time."

Knight hospitalized Friday night with an acute illness, according to multiple reports.  Former players were sent a message with updates on Knight’s status.

Knight, 82, coached at Indiana for 29 years, winning three national championships with the program, and was selected to the Basketball Hall of Fame in 1991.  

In 2000, Knight was fired as head coach after an incident involving him choking a player. Knight finally returned to Assembly Hall in 2020 during a reunion with former players for a game against Purdue.

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