Knight Steps Down At Texas Tech

By Dean Pantazi

Knight Steps Down At Texas Tech

May 28, 2010 Updated Jun 29, 2011 at 3:46 PM EDT


LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) - It's a new Knight at Lubbock, Texas.
Bob Knight has resigned as head basketball coach at Texas Tech,
ending a career that began with Army in 1965 and flourished at
Indiana. The 67-year-old Knight has been replaced by his son, Pat,
whose first game as the Red Raiders' head coach is Wednesday at
Baylor.
Just five months ago, the elder Knight signed a contract
extension through the 2011-12 season. School chancellor Kent Hance
told The Associated Press that Knight said he was tired and that it
was best to go ahead and step down now.
Knight had his greatest success at Indiana, where he won all
three of his national championships. His 1976 team is the last
Division I team to complete an unbeaten season. But he eventually
was fired at Indiana for what the school called a pattern of
unacceptable behavior.
Knight arrived at Texas Tech six months after he was dismissed
by the Hoosiers. He led the Red Raiders to five 20-win seasons in
his first six seasons at Lubbock. The team currently is 12-and-8.
Knight picked up his 900th career victory against Texas A&M last
month. He finishes with a record 902 victories, including 20 or
more wins in 29 seasons.




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