CBS' Jon Rothstein asked Woodson what he'd say to Knight after Indiana beat Wyoming 66-58 in the team's First Four game in Dayton.
“I love the hell out of him. He’s the greatest coach that has ever graced the college floor," Woodson said.
“I love the hell out of him. He’s the greatest coach that’s probably ever graced the college floor.”@MikeWoodsonNBA had one message for his former @IndianaMBB coach after picking up a #MarchMadness W pic.twitter.com/jBz1BDCodz
— NCAA March Madness (@MarchMadnessMBB) March 16, 2022
Woodson played for Knight from 1976-1980, and praised his influence during his introductory news conference.
“Coach Bob Knight who means so much to Indiana Basketball, and he took a chance on a kid out of Indianapolis many years ago to come here and play basketball,” he said.
Knight visited Woodson during an IU basketball practice in October.
This was Indiana's first NCAA tournament win in six years.
This article originally appeared on Indianapolis Star: Mike Woodson talks Bob Knight after IU basketball March Madness win