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.
For the first time in 20 years, Bob Knight returned to Assembly Hall where he was honored with his 1980 Big Ten championship team. pic.twitter.com/Q6QMBnvV6n— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) February 8, 2020
Brought to Tears Watching Coach Knight & so many of his Former Players being Recognized Today!!— Kevin Wilson (@OSUCoachKDub) February 8, 2020
Gave so much for so many years to @IndianaUniv & the Game of Basketball - so many Championships & Great Teams - #TheGeneral #PlayDefense https://t.co/7AfHFiasAH
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.