Bob Knight Receives Warm Welcome at Assembly Hall After 20 Years

By Avery DePaola on February 8, 2020 at 4:42 pm
Bob Knight is recognized at halftime of Indiana's matchup against Purdue.
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After he was fired from Indiana in 2000, Bob Knight said that he would never return to Assembly Hall.

Well, that ended today when he was recognized during halftime of the Hoosier's matchup against in-state rival Purdue. The 1980 Big Ten Championship team, and former Purdue basketball coach Gene Keady, were honored as well.

Knight ended his 29-year tenure as Indiana's head coach with 662 wins and 3 national championships. After rumors of a potential appearance, he was welcomed back with a standing ovation.

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