5 Mar 1999: Coach Bob Knight of the Indiana Hoosiers signals from the side during a Big Ten Conference game against the Illinois Fighting Illini at the United Center in Chigago, Illinois. The Fighting Illini defeated the Hoosiers 82-66. Mandatory Credit: Jonathan Daniel /Allsport

Legendary basketball coach Bob Knight on rocky school relationship: “I hope they’re all dead”


Bob Knight won three national championships at Indiana, and he turned the Hoosiers into one of the top programs in the country. But he was fired by the university after numerous complaints of misconduct and mistreating players, and he still holds a grudge against Indiana for firing him.

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Knight made an appearance on the Dan Patrick Show, and Patrick asked him if he would ever go back to Assembly Hall. Knight said no, and he said "I hope there all dead" in reference to the people responsible for his firing.


Knight won national championships in 1976, 1981 and 1987, and his 1976 team was the last men's college basketball team to finish the season undefeated and win the whole thing.

He compiled a 662-239 record at Indiana, but it doesn't look like he will ever return to Assembly Hall due to how the end of his run at Indiana transpired.