Coach watch: Could UVA become Knight school?
Could the next sweater Bob Knight dons be orange and blue? That's what veteran Newport News Daily Press reporter David Teel suggests in an article the newspaper's website. "Knight has always preached and practiced the academic integrity Virginia values," writes Teel of the former Indiana and Texas Tech coach. "Plus, he wins games, fills seats, and knows Cavaliers football coach Al Groh–- Knight coached at Army during the late 1960s when Groh was an assistant there." Knight holds the record for most wins for a men's college coach with 902, and won three national championships at Indiana. However, Knight was as controversial as he was successful, earning a reputation for unleashing expletive-laden tirades on the media, throwing a chair onto the court at a 1985 game, and getting fired from Indiana in 2000 after having allegedly choked a player in practice. The 68-year-old Knight abruptly retired from his Texas Tech job in the middle of the 2007-08 season and is now a commentator for ESPN.
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–updated March 30, 2:52pm