Knight's Out: Coach Resigns

All-time wins leader calls it a career, leaves Texas Tech midseason
By Doug Sweeney,  Newser Staff
Posted Feb 5, 2008 6:01 AM CST
Bob Knight, former coach of the U.S. basketball team, rides on the shoulders of his players as he signals the team is number one to a crowd at the Pan American Games in San Juan, Puerto Rico, in this...   (Associated Press)
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(Newser) – The NCAA Division I men’s basketball all-time wins leader, Bob Knight, has resigned from Texas Tech. It is unclear why the legendary coach left the team midseason, but he had become noticeably wearier and was recently said to be contemplating retirement. Knight won his 900th game just last month, becoming the first coach to accomplish that feat, reports to the Dallas Morning News.

Knight began his illustrious career in 1965 with the United States Military Academy.  In 1971 he moved on to Indiana, where he earned a reputation for his short temper but also for his winning; the Hall-of-Famer brought three national titles to Bloomington during his tenure. Knight’s son, Pat, will take over as head coach of the Texas Tech program.