As per a statement from Knight’s family on Monday, ex-Indiana Hoosiers coach Bob Knight was admitted to the hospital over the weekend with a not revealed illness but has since been discharged. The Knight family expressed gratitude for everyone’s well wishes and blessings. They asked for seclusion because Bob Knight was being well-cared for and was resting at home. His family expressed gratitude for the overwhelming support that fans have offered and shown during this difficult period. They value ongoing good wishes and blessings. After spending the weekend there due to an acute sickness, Coach Knight was discharged from a Bloomington hospital on Monday, April 3. In a tweet, Dick Vitale stated that he had just talked with Cheryl Knight, who had informed him that her spouse was at home recovering from pneumonia.
Bob Knight’s Personal Life
Knight was raised in Orrville, Ohio, and was born in Massillon, Ohio, in 1940. He started participating in basketball leagues at Orrville High School. On April 17, 1963, Knight wed the former Nancy Falk. Tim and Pat were their two sons, but the pair got divorced in 1985. From 1991 to 1995, Pat was a player at Indiana, and from his father’s departure until his firing in 2014, Pat served as the head coach at Lamar. Before moving to Lamar, Pat Knight led Texas Tech following his dad’s retirement. Knight wed Karen Vieth Edgar, a former high school basketball teacher from Oklahoma, as his second wife in 1988.
Bob Knight’s Donations
Knight has a strong commitment to education and has given generously to the institutions where he has worked especially the libraries. Knight gave two chairs at Indiana University, one in history as well as one in law. By promoting a library trust to support the library’s operations, he also helped to collect almost five million dollars for the Indiana University library system. In the end, the fund was given his name. Knight participated in Donald Trump’s 2018 congressional election rally in Indianapolis after supporting him during his 2016 campaign for president. Knight made the Coach Knight Library Fund’s initial donation of $10,000 to the library when he first arrived at Texas Tech in 2001. The fund has since amassed over $300,000. The Texas Tech Library celebrated this on November 29, 2007, with the opening of A Legacy of Giving: The Bob Knight Exhibit.
Bob Knight’s Career
Knight, a member of the Naismith Memorial Hall of Fame, coached Indiana for 29 years, inspiring the team to 11 Big Ten titles, five Final Four appearances, and three national triumphs. In 1991, he was admitted to the Naismith Memorial, and in 2006, he was named into the College Basketball Hall of Fame. Before being fired in September 2000 for allegedly grabbing a student by the arm in a corridor, Knight, 82, won 3 national championships, 11 Big Ten titles, and 662 games at Indiana. After an inquiry into allegations of verbal and physical assault made in 1997 by another player Neil Reed, who passed away in 2012 from a heart attack, the university implemented a zero-tolerance policy that was considered to have been violated by the incident.
Knight was hired by Texas Tech in 2001, and he remained there until his retirement in 2008 when he set a Division I mark with 902 victories. At Texas Tech, Pat Knight replaced Knight, who then relocated back to Bloomington in 2019. He later broke his pledge to never again attend an Indiana University event by going to the Hoosiers’ game in opposition to Purdue in February 2020, where he was joined by a large number of his former players along with former Purdue coach Gene Keady.