Saturday, February 18, 2006

Greatest Basketball Coach of All Time...Bob Knight!

Bob Knight, is quite arguably the best if not greatest basketball coach of all time. I believe that Bob Knight has done more for the sport of basketball than many people give him credit for. But here I will list some of his accomplishments. You decide for yourself as to his greatness!
Earned his 800th victory on February 5, 2003 following Texas Tech's 75-49 victory over Nebraska in Lubbock.
At the time of his 800th victory, Knight had compiled an 800-303 record
Became Army head coach at 24, earning the distinction of becoming the youngest varsity coach in major college history
His Army teams finished 102-50
His Army teams led nation in team defense for three consecutive years
Army participated in four NIT tournaments in five seasons (1966, 1968-70)
His Indiana teams won 11 Big Ten Conference titles (1973-76, 1980-81, 1983, 1987, 1989, 1991, 1993) and participated in five Final Fours (1973, 1976, 1981, 1987, 1992)
Had a 32-0 undefeated season (1976)
NCAA Championship (1976, 1981,1987)
NIT Championship (1979)
National Coach of the Year (1975, 1976, 1987, 1989)
Big Ten Coach of the Year (1973, 1975, 1976, 1980, 1981)
Coached Pan American team to gold medal (1979)
In 1984, he became one of only four coaches in basketball history to win an NCAA championship, NIT championship and an Olympic gold medal
One of only two coaches to both play on and coach national championship teams (the other is Dean Smith)
Youngest coach to reach 200, 300 and 400 wins
Sixteen of his former assistant coaches have become head coaches at the collegiate level
Has conducted clinics in Spain, China, Japan, East Asia, Europe, South America, Canada and Finland

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