Bob Knight is the epitome of not giving a f*ck. I could only imagine what ole’ Bobby Knight would be like if you plugged him into today’s hyper-PC culture. Could you imagine him having to answer questions about gender bathrooms? “Piss on the floor for all I care,” he’d say. Or something like that.
Turns out, to the surprise of absolutely no one, Knight hasn’t become any less rigid in his old age.
While appearing on The Dan Patrick Show to discuss the 1976 Indiana Hoosiers, college basketball’s last undefeated team, Knight had some choice words for the powers that be that were in place while Knight was coaching.
Late in the interview, Patrick asked Knight: Why do we want you to go back to Assembly Hall so bad?
“Well, I think I’ve always really enjoyed the fans, I always will,” Knight said. “On my dying day, I will think about how great the fans at Indiana were. And as far as the hierarchy at Indiana University at that time, I have absolutely no respect whatsoever for those people. With that in mind, I have no interest in ever going back to that university.”
Patrick followed up: “Aren’t those people all out of there, coach?”
Knight: “I hope they’re all dead.”
Patrick: “Some of them are…”
Knight: “Well, I hope the rest of them go.”
Knight was presumably making media rounds because Showtime will air a documentary on the 1976 Indiana Hoosiers on Friday night.
Not that you need my blessing, but never change, Bobby Knight.