Here is a timeline of Bob Knight's life and career in basketball:
Bob Knight's early life
1940: Born in Orrville, Ohio (Oct. 25)
1960-62: Plays for Ohio State. The Buckeyes won the national title in 1960.
1962: Graduates from Ohio State with a B.S. in government and history
Bob Knight's early coaching career
1963: Assistant coach, Cuyahoga Falls High School, Ohio
1964: Assistant coach U.S. Army West Point.
1965: Named head coach at Army. Future Duke head coach Mike Krzyzewski was a point guard under Knight from 1966 to 1969.
Indiana basketball hires Bob Knight
1972: Named head coach at Indiana University
1973: Indiana loses to UCLA 98-70 in the semifinal game of the NCAA national championship. Knight is named Big Ten coach of the year.
IU basketball is last undefeated NCAA champion
1976: Guides the Hoosiers to a 32-0 season and an NCAA national championship victory over Michigan 86-68.
1979: Wins NIT title over Purdue 53-52
Knight named coach of US team in the Pan American Games, but is charged, tried, convicted and sentenced in absentia to six months in jail for assaulting a Puerto Rican police officer. Puerto Rico dropped efforts to extradite Knight in 1987.
1980: Knight earns 300th win in a victory over Northwestern, 83-69.
Indiana basketball wins 1981 national championship
1981: Indiana wins second national NCAA title after defeating North Carolina 63-50.
1984: Knight coaches U.S. Olympic team to a goal medal. The team included Indiana’s Steve Alford along with Patrick Ewing and Michael Jordan.
1985: In a game against Purdue, Knight grabbed a chair from his bench and threw it onto the floor veering into the photographers sitting on the baseline. Knight is ejected and suspended for one game.
1986: “A Season on the Brink” by John Feinstein is published. The Washington Post reporter followed the team through the 1985-1986 season and painted Knight as a profane bully.
IU basketball wins fifth national championship
1987: Indiana wins its third NCAA title defeating Syracuse 74-73. Knight is named Naismith national coach of the year.
In an exhibition game against the Soviet national team, Knight yanks his Indiana University team off the court after he was disgruntled with a referee’s call. The game was forfeited to the Soviets.
1988: During a television interview with NBC’s Connie Chung, Knight used an analogy of handling stress and being raped, “If rape is inevitable, relax and enjoy it.”
1989: Knight gets his 500th win, 92-76 over Northwestern. He becomes the winningest coach in Big Ten history.
1991: Knight is inducted into the National Basketball Hall of Fame.
1992: Knight mockingly runs a bullwhip across African American player Calbert Cheaney’s back as he was bent over. Knight apologizes to anyone believed it had racial connotations.
1999: Knight failed to report an accident after accidentally shooting his friend Thomas Mikunda while on a hunting trip in Wisconsin. Mikunda’s injuries were non life-threatening.
Knight was accused of putting a chokehold on a diner who had approached him. Monroe County officials do not file charges alleging Knight may have been provoked.
Bob Knight fired at Indiana
2000: Knight’s downfall begins. The Indianapolis Star reported that Indiana AD Clarence Doninger said he was physically threatened by Knight during a shouting match and reported it to IU administrators.
Former player Ricky Calloway accuses Knight of physical abuse.
Former players Richard Mandeville and Neil Reed accuse Knight of choking Reed during practice in 1997. Former assistant Ron Felling is accused of leaking video footage of Knight choking Reed.
IU Trustee’s investigation reveals numerous allegations of physical intimidation of IU staffers.
Knight was put on a zero-tolerance edict in May 2000. Knight tested that edict in September by grabbing the arm of IU student, Kent Harvey who asked him, “Hey Knight, what’s up?”
On Sept. 10, citing a “pattern of unacceptable behavior” Myles Brand fires Bob Knight as head coach.
Knight bids farewell to a crowd of 6,000 at Dunn Meadow and tells students, “That kid is not responsible for my not coaching and Indiana, and make sure you understand that.”
Bob Knight's post-IU career
2001: Knight is hired as head coach at Texas Tech.
2005: Knight leads the Red Raiders to the Sweet Sixteen of the NCAA tournament.
2006: Knight, along with John Wooden and Oscar Robertson, becomes member of the first class of the National Collegiate Basketball Hall of Fame.
2007: Knight is recipient of the Naismith Award for Men’s Outstanding Contribution to Basketball.
2008: After his 900th win, Knight retires from Texas Tech with 126 wins in six years. His son Pat takes over the job.
Knight joins ESPN as a studio analyst and color commentator.
2012: Knight calls his first Indiana basketball game, working the IU-Georgia game at the Legends Classic in Newark, N.J.
2015: ESPN doesn't renew Knight's contract.
Bob Knight in retirement
2016: A supporter of Donald Trump, Knight appeared at a 2016 presidential campaign rallies in Indiana and Michigan.
2019: In March, longtime IU announcer Don Fischer says Knight's health is in decline.
"I hesitate to say anything about that right now because coach Knight is not well," Fischer said. "He's going through some major issues and it hurts me to even talk about it just because a man with that kind of a mind, who was so tremendous at coaching the game of basketball, and you know, at the age that we get to at this point in our lives, you want to keep thinking that that brain is never going to go away, and it appears that's a real problem for him right now and what he's dealing with."
In April, during an appearance at Center Grove High, Knight struggled with memory but was emotional, too. He said five different times: "The best days of my life were when I coached at IU."
Two days later, he attended an IU baseball game at Kaufman Field with longtime friend Bob Hammel.
"Great day at the ol’ ballpark," Hammel said, "but, really, nothing more."
In July, Knight bought a home in Bloomington, just three miles from Assembly Hall.
In November, Knight made a surprise appearance at the Bloomington bar, The Bluebird, during the recording of a "Hoosier Hysterics" podcast. During his appearance, he was asked when he'd return to Assembly Hall. “Let’s go tomorrow,” Knight said.
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