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Jay of San Diego

Comment:

Congratulations Coach Bobby Knight. Am a BIG fan of college basketball because of you. I came up with my own description of you - a FIREBALL. I wish I had the opportunity to play for you and develop the same fire - something I could use in every aspect of my life. I watched all of your games on TV when you were in Indiana and now with Texas Tech - like listening to a great song, watching a great work of art, watching a beautiful sunset, you never get tired of it. Way to go Maestro! Keep on coaching. Keep provin' them wrong.


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Dave Weirick

Comment:

Coach Knight in my opinion is the greatest Coach in the history of sport. I'm not saying the best Coach in college basketball, I'm saying the greatest Coach EVER in sport. Coach Knight has done it the right way, without EVER cheating and realizing all along, that basketball is just a game. Coach has never caved to media pressure, like just about everyone does these days, from politicians to judges, to Coaches. Coach Knight is substance in a flash world. The way you judge a Coach in my opinion, is to do it in three ways. Do his kids graduate, is he honest and does he win. No one in the history of sport has done this better than Coach Knight. Congratulations Coach, please, please do not retire. You are an American Original my friend, and if you leave, college hoops will never be the same. Here is to another 10 years of coaching, and thank you for bringing the love of college basketball to my life. Be well my friend.


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Joe Weyer

Comment:

Let me start by saying that I was born in Indiana in 1958. As a child growing up in the south part of the state I became interested in the sports world. Bob Knight's influence on the culture and people in Indiana is one of natural forces. People in Indiana have a great work ethic, Bob Knight has a great work ethic and the two force were joined as one. I admire Bob Knight, always have and always will. He is the fabric that makes our society strong. We need people like Bob Knight to build a strong country. He stand for what is right about our world. For those of you who choose to downplay Coach Knight's success or the man himself simply do not know the man. I moved to Montana 15 years ago and I met Bob personally at the ranch that I work at. We since have become friends on a personal level. Coach Knight is a wonderful man: genorous , kind, humorous and loving. I told Bob about my Indiana heritage and he invited me to come to Lubbock, Tx to watch his Red Raiders play basketball. In 2006 I finally was able to make the trip to Lubbock. I was not dissappointed. Bob put me up in beautiful hotel and provided me a vehicle to drive while i was there and also arranged for someone to pick me up at the airport. I was invited to all practices and attended two basketball games. He also gave me one of the best seats in the house, right behind the coaches and players. What can I say, wonderful man Coach Knight is, and congratulations Coach Knight on 880 wins. I was there for most everyone of your wins and losses. Sincerly, a fan of Bob Knight, forever!


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Shawna Sallaska

Comment:

Congrats Coach Knight! It is truly an honor to have you in Lubbock. I wish that more people in Lubbock realized how lucky we are to have you as our coach. Every game should be a sell-out. You bring such expertise and knowledge to the game of basketball. I love watching you on the sidelines, as you take every opportunity you can to "coach". Thanks for all you do for our city and for the love of the game. No doubt there are many more wins to come in your coaching career at TTU. GO TECH!!


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Anthony from Lubbock

Comment:

Congrats Coach. Thank you for all you have done for the greatest game ever invented. I am sorry however that the people of Lubbock have not shown you and your team the support or respect you deserved prior to breaking Dean Smith's record. A Bobby Knight Team should never have to play in an empty arena!! We are lucky to have you. Maybe now people will realize that!


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Greg Horn, Indiana

Comment:

Congratulations to Coach!! Without a doubt, the greatest basketball mind and coach in the game's history. What a privilege it was to have you at IU for 29 years. My senior year at IU was 1976 - what a great senior year memory to watch the last undefeated college basketball team. Coach Knight will always be associated with IU and those great Indiana teams, graduating players, winning the "right" way, and developing basketball players into productive men. Many of us still travel from Indiana to Lubbock once a year or more to watch the greatest college coach in history work his magic. Congratulations, again, Coach!! Here's to many more!!


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Rowdy Red Raider from Indy

Comment:

I grew up loving IU basketball and Coach Knight when Coach Knight was fired by the idiots running IU, I found out I was more a Coach Knight fan. IU basketball has not been and will never be the same. Coach Knight, THANKS for all the memories of how basketball and life is suppose to be played. As far as I'm concerned the 880 wins do not count all of Coach Knights victories, you must also included all the people he has influnenced. Final score IU lost Texas Tech WON !!!


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Scott in Bloomfield Indiana

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Thanks for the wonderful years at Indiana and Texes Tech. As you said I DID IT MY WAY. It was a great pleasure to talk with my brother when he came home from working your camp. You are number 1 and my varsity coach was a great admirer of you. Again Thanks


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Kathleen

Comment:

Congratulations, Coach Knight! I was born and raised in Indiana; my dad was a fan of yours since Army. I'm an IU alum from 1995 and rarely missed a game during my IU tenure. I have completely converted to being a Red Raider fan. The biggest mistake IU ever made was to fire you. It's their loss. I know many loyal Knight fans share my sentiments. Again, my sincerest congratulations and best wishes to you and your team!


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L Johnson

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Coach Knight, congratulations on win #880. I've been a fan since 1985 while attending Marion High School in Indiana. I've admired how you coached without the recruiting violations and making sure your players graduated and prepared for their future. It's great that Texas Tech gave you the opportunity to return to coaching and that you can achieve this milestone at a place where you seem to be more content. I am one of the many who discarded my fan support of IU and have become a Texas Tech convert. I would love to see you reach 1000 victories, but hope you at least coach until you get #900.


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Craig Carter

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Congratulations coach on 880 wins. Also for teaching young men how basketball and the pursuit of the best you can be, parallel life. Thank you for all the great years you spent at Indiana still a Hoosier but Don't mess with Texas go Red Raiders.


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Phil, kent wa

Comment:

Way to go Coach Knight; you did it your way and showed people that tough love is needed. To all those that say other coaches graduate their players that maybe true but what are they doing now. Your record shows that your players are CEO's Doctor and Lawyers and almost all professional people and productive members of society. To me that shows that your way is the right way. Alot of players graduate and never become productive members of society. You take average to good players and make them outstanding players and great people. I hope you stick around for another 20 years and my 5yr old can come play basketball for you.


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Raider Larry in Austin

Comment:

Congratulations to you, Coach Knight. Like Coach Myers and Coach Moegle at Monterey when I was there, you demand that your players be good students first. You are a wonderful credit to the coaching fraternity.


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frank wood

Comment:

I remember sitting at dinner one night in Bloomington when coach knight came in and sat in the booth behind me. I have been a fan of Bobby Knight for over 30 years , and as much as I would have liked to say something to him , I could tell that he wanted to be left alone. I'm so happy that he has now set the record that Myles Brand tried to take away from him. The people of Indiana still love you coach , and we miss you.


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Rose in Indiana

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Thanks Coach for all the wonderful years of basketball here in Indiana and now at Texas Tech. It's never been the same here in Indiana since you left and we will never see the magnitude of basketball that we once saw. I'm just glad I still get to watch your teams play. We all get upset when the RedRaiders aren't on television here in North Central Indiana so we get together on the internet and someone who has TV coverage does play by play for us.
Coach, thank you for doing things the right way. After Indiana and before Texas Tech I followed your story and prayed you would never give up your beliefs and your values. You didn't do that and I have even more respect for you than ever before. Thank you for proving all the naysayers wrong and sticking to what you believ even though it seemed so many tried to bring you down. Through it all you never compromised yourself.
Thanks Coach.


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David - Indianapolis

Comment:

I love you Coach Knight!! I have followed you from IU to Texas Tech. You have done so much for our society. Congrats for you 880 but you have given more to the world than just winning, you make the lives of your young men and the lives of us all more meaningful. You teach basketball but you also teach life.....Thank You....


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Ebert - Indianapolis

Comment:

Bobby Knight is simply the best! While some may question the methods to his madness (the entertainment factor is priceless), few can question the end result. Knight is a winner first and foremost - one who always plays by the rules. He is a basketball genius and is undoubtedly one of the greatest minds in the history of sport. Here's to going for 1000 wins!


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Carole from Houston

Comment:

Congratulations Coach Knight. It's good to be a Red Raider!


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smoky leigh

Comment:

sure wish you had got 880 at i.u i have been a fan of yours ever sence you came to indiana
hope you get 2 hundred more wins


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Monica from Indiana

Comment:

Thank you Texas Tech for giving one of the greatest coaches a chance to continue to do what he does so well. Thank you coach Knight for many exciting years of basketball at IU. It's not the same without you. Still an IU fan and always a Bobby Knight fan.


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Lynn in Indianapolis

Comment:

Congratulation, Coach, on this accomplishment! You are the best there has ever been at what you do.
I have been to several of your games and get goosebumps every time when you walk onto the court.
You do so much more than just coach your team...you are an inspiration to everyone that desires to help our youth.
We love you!!!


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Mary Ann from Brown County, Indiana

Comment:

Wow!!! Congrats, Coach! I've been on the ride with you since 1971, and it's been a thrill.
I left my husband at home and travelled to Lubbock to be there when you broke the record. I could not have missed this for anything.
All I can do is submit a humble and heart felt thank you for all the good you have done for every institution where you have worked, and for every life you have touched, including my own.
Thank you, also, to the Raiders for winning one for the Gipper. You guys are great!!!


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Bruce Robbins

Comment:

As a high school basketball coach for the past 23 years I have watched Bob Knight's teams closely, attended many of his clinics and watched more than a few practices. While a number of coaches have influenced me in my career none has had the impact of Coach Knight. In my mind he is the greatest teacher of the game the sport has ever known and his motion offense has impacted the game like no other offense in history. Congratulations Coach and thanks for the memories and the lessons.


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Hoosier HS Coach

Comment:

As a Coach in Indiana, the one thing about Bob Knight that all should be thankful for is the way he's developed the young men around him.
Even the one's who left for the most part will tell you they wish they had stayed.
Work them hard, keep them in class. Works every time.
And unlike the current guy at IU and the previous coach at Oklahoma, Bob has never had to resort to underhanded dealings or cheating to get this record.
Way to go coach. Stay for 1,000.


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Judi Canarecci-Benjamin

Comment:

You have been my hero since 1976. I have so many memories of different times in my life when something you have said or stood for had an effect in my life. It's a joke in my family how I have always worshiped you. I have always said that my last wish would be to meet in person. My brother was on the 1968 IU Rose Bowl team. And I have always bragged about being both a basketball and football fan of IU. Things change. I am now a BIG Texas Tech basketball fan. Thank you for all you have done. So many things even you don't realize. AND YES, I WOULD HAVE WANTED YOU COACH MY SON OR MY GRANDSONS ANY DAY. And the grandsons are still a possibilty.


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Chris Colvin

Comment:

As a kid who grew up playing basketball in Indiana I always attended the Bob Knight Basketball School. Every boy in the state of Indiana dreamed of playing for Bob Knight.
I owe Coach Knight and his family a debt of gratitude. My best friend in the world is my father and you can ask many a Bob Knight fan, a great scene was watching the Colvin's watch the Hoosiers. We lived and died by his teams. Indiana winters were endured watching the greatest teacher of basketball ever teach life through the game of basketball.
The Liberals ran him out of the State of Indiana but they cannot run him out of basketball.
I thank God for Coach Knight and all he has done for so many people.
Congratulations to Coach Knight and his family. We miss the hell out of you.


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Lynn in Indianapolis

Comment:

I was a freshman at IU when Coach Knight was hired. My family lived and breathed IU BB. He gave us 29 great years and we thank him. I am so sad that my alma mater can not figure out a way to honor him as he deserves. Congrats! We are so proud.


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Bert in Bloomington

Comment:

Thanks Coach Knight for all you have done for your students and Universities through the years. You've always shown us that it's not just about winning!!!!


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Jim Casey, Shelbyville, Indiana

Comment:

Bob Knight!!! what more can be said that hasnt already been said? Graduation Rate...NCAA Championships...Olympic Gold Medal...880 Victories...a man that demands respect both on and off the court from players and fans alike. I am ashamed to say I am an Indiana University fan because of the way Coach was treated by Indiana, not only when he was fired (I blame Myles Brand for that, only so he can add Coach Knights firing to his resume for his NCAA job) but now that he has reached a milestone that was created by 2/3 of the victories he has compiled there, there was not 1 representative from the school present to or even say "Good Job Coach". Dick Vitale says it all "Assembly Hall should be named the Robert Montgomery Knight Center" AND Coach has more right than anyone to be in the Indiana University Basketball Hall of Fame.
Coach, you will always be OUR coach regardless of where you are.


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Joacheim Rohan, Youngstown, OH by way of Indiana

Comment:

Every young kid in Indiana grows up dreaming of playing for IU, and for me it was no different. But the reason we wanted to play for IU was because of the coach and legend. And all Indiana fans realized this once he moved on to Tech. He has inspired generation after generation of boys across the country to be the best man and person they can be. He is a model of strength and discipline, and represents everything that is right with this country. His legion of fans from in Indiana to Tech will always stay loyal, and will not forget his contributions to their communities. No TEACHER has ever done more with less, and he will go down as the greatest coach ever to teach this game.


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Shad Reed

Comment:

Being a Tech Graduate, I was on cloud nine when they hired Coach Knight. I got to meet him the first year he came and I post his quotes all over my locker rooms. I would love to be a part of his program so I could learn from one of the best there is. Congratulations to you and the many kids you've coached on reaching the milestone.


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Denver City fan

Comment:

Just a humble thank you for the job.


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Coach Tim Holmes

Comment:

As a High School Basketball coach for the past 21 years, Coach Knight has inspired me in many ways. I had the pleasure of meeting him in Lubbock, attending his practice, shoot a round and the A&M game. What an honor for me. Congratulations Coach Knight, I can't wait to watch you win your 1000th. I am lucky to have met both Coach Knight and Coach Smith.


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James Brown Jr., Morgantown, Indiana

Comment:

Being raised in southern Indiana during the 70's and 80's afforded me the opportunity to be instilled with life building values because of the influence of Coach Knight. Having the opportunity to watch Coach Knight on TV and follow his coaching career has given me great memories and principles for life. The citizens of Indiana owe Mr. Knight more than can ever be repaid. Therefore, we are grateful and glad for his success and for this record-breaking event. God bless and thank you!


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Debham

Comment:

Congratulations, You are genuinely one of a kind, My hat is off!!!!!


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Mark in Indiana

Comment:

Congratulations to coach Knight and to all of his players. This is a great accomplishment, they should all take great pride in this record breaking moment. Coach Knight is the best coach in all of sports. I'm glad I have been able to enjoy watching most of these wins. Best wishes to coach Knight and his family.


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Bob Switzenberg, Indianapolis, IN

Comment:

Growing up in Indiana, I had the pleasure of following two legendary coaches,John Wooden of UCLA, from Martinsville,IN and Coach Knight. Both demanded excellence not only on the basketball court, but in the classroom. Congratulations Bobby on 880 and a lot more to come.


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Mark-Hoosier/Red Raider in Illinois

Comment:

My hometown is Bloomington and I went to many of Bobby`s games. He once tossed me out of one of IU`s practice sessions into which my brother and I had sneaked. You know-- anything to see the best coach in basketball! All the good things he does won`t make it into the news-just the negative soundbites and clips that sell time on ESPN. I just wish the yuppie President Miles Brand hadn`t used Bobby as a stepping stone to get to the head of the NCAA. Congrats Coach for re-surfacing at Tech to break the record anyway.


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Bob Switzenberg, Indianapolis, IN

Comment:

Growing up in Indiana, I had the pleasure of following two legendary coaches,John Wooden of UCLA, from Martinsville,IN and Coach Knight. Both demanded excellence not only on the basketball court, but in the classroom. Congratulations Bobby on 880 and a lot more to come.


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Jensen Rufe

Comment:

My dad and I have been following Coach Knight and his teams since I was in the crib.
We're undoubtedly more die-hard than the average fans: Despite living in Southern California now, we managed to be back there in Lubbock for his first game as Texas Tech coach (we've been to a total of SEVEN tech games!), and we'll be there Thursday when they beat UNLV and he reaches the milestone.
Thanks so much to the many players, coaches and supporters at Army, Indiana and Tech who helped him get to 880. A special thanks goes out to Gerald Myers and Texas Tech for giving Knight a another great home and forum to continue the magic !!!
The biggest thanks, of course, goes to you, Coach Knight, for so many great memories. Here's to many more memories to come...
Let's keep it rollin' to 1000 victories and beyond !!!!


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Tim - Orrville, OH

Comment:

From an Orrville Red RIDER to a Texas Tech Red RAIDER, congratulations from all of us in Wayne County and your hometown of Orrville, OH.


Name:

Monty Lacey

Comment:

Thank you Texas Tech for giving my all time favorite Coach this opportunity. Thank you Coach Knight for the years of great basketball, and thank you for molding our young men. Congrats!!!


Name:

Kevin Koehler

Comment:

Ever since attending his last b-ball camp near West Pt. some 35 yrs. ago, I have been a fan. I was lucky enough to see the undefeated team at I.U. when my broter-in law was at I.U. School of Optometry. Congrats to a fine educator, in both life and in the game of basketball. Much more success Coach Knight.


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Mark-Hoosier/Red Raider in Illinois

Comment:

My hometown is Bloomington and I went to many of Bobby`s games. He once tossed me out of one of IU`s practice sessions into which my brother and I had sneaked. You know-- anything to see the best coach in basketball!All the good things he does won`t make it into the news-just the negative soundbites and clips that sell time on ESPN. I just wish the yuppie President Miles Brand hadn`t used Bobby as a stepping stone to get to the head of the NCAA. Congrats Coach for re-surfacing at Tech to break the record anyway.


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Bob Switzenberg, Indianapolis, IN

Comment:

Growing up in Indiana, I had the pleasure of following two legendary coaches,John Wooden of UCLA, from Martinsville,IN and Coach Knight. Both demanded excellence not only on the basketball court, but in the classroom. Congratulations Bobby on 880 and a lot more to come.


Name:

Jensen Rufe

Comment:

My dad and I have been following Coach Knight and his teams since I was in the crib. We're undoubtedly more die-hard than the average fans: Despite living in Southern California now, we managed to be back there in Lubbock for his first game as Texas Tech coach (we've been to a total of SEVEN tech games!), and we'll be there Thursday when they beat UNLV and he reaches the milestone.Thanks so much to the many players, coaches and supporters at Army, Indiana and Tech who helped him get to 880. A special thanks goes out to Gerald Myers and Texas Tech for giving Knight a another great home and forum to continue the magic !!!

The biggest thanks, of course, goes to you, Coach Knight, for so many great memories. Here's to many more memories to come...Let's keep it rollin' to 1000 victories and beyond !!!!


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Tim - Orrville, OH

Comment:

From an Orrville Red RIDER to a Texas Tech Red RAIDER, congratulations from all of us in Wayne County and your hometown of Orrville, OH.


Name:

Monty Lacey

Comment:

Thank you Texas Tech for giving my all time favorite Coach this opportunity. Thank you Coach Knight for the years of great basketball, and thank you for molding our young men. Congrats!!!


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Rick Ramsey

Comment:

Congratulations on win 879. I will be there Thursday to see 880. Thank you for doing it the right way. Your record of graduating your student athletes and helping people prepare for life far outweighs the few problems that the media focuses on. I am tired of the negative media idiots.


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Wayne & Joan Seymour, Spr. Mo.

Comment:

You are a great coach and we enjoy watching your teams play anytime we can..There is no one better at this time that should have this record. Your ability to handle young men is outstanding.....Congratulations.


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Tom in Indiana

Comment:

When Bobby Knight left Indiana, it almost looked like I'd never get to see him coach again- but thanks to Texas Tech, who gave him a 2nd chance, I've enjoyed these past 6 years even more. I'm a Red Raider now and I wear my red raider apparel with pride. He's simply the greatest to ever coach the game of basketball and now he has the proof to back it up. Go Coach Knight and Texas Tech!


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Dave Weirick, Mansfield, Ohio

Comment:

In my opinion Coach Knight is the greatest Coach in the history of sport. I never had the pleasure of playing for Coach, but he has taught me so much, on just how to lead my life. Congratualations Coach on a becoming the all times win leader, but to me, you didnt even need to win that many games to be the best Coach ever in my book.


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Dave Weirick, Mansfield, Ohio

Comment:

In my opinion Coach Knight is the greatest Coach in the history of sport. I never had the pleasure of playing for Coach, but he has taught me so much, on just how to lead my life. Congratualations Coach on a becoming the all times win leader, but to me, you didnt even need to win that many games to be the best Coach ever in my book.


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Mike McBeth

Comment:

Congratulations Coach Knight on your 880th victory. You have served as the greatest instructor of basketball fundamentals and teacher of boys becoming men. What you have given your players over the years is obviously much more than an appreciation for the game of basketball, it is also an understanding of commitment to excellence in ones personal life as well. You have molded young men into contributing members of society and for that, you deserve the most recognition and praise. Your record and dedication to the game is second to none, but your willingness to make boys into men makes you the best there as well. You are basketball at its best!!!


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Hoosier in Colorado

Comment:

Hopefully this can turn at least some naysayers to realize that Bob Knight is the best COACH in the history of college basketball. Developing players, winning, and above all teaching about life. Congratulations COACH KNIGHT!!!


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Guy Allen

Comment:

Congratulations! Did you ever say to yourself along the way "My Mama always wanted me to be a farmer"? But you keep on keeping on. You exemplify Coaches of substance who perservere through it all because they love the game and love teaching it. Lead on.


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Hoosier Gone Raider

Comment:

The General teaches real basketball. Some like him. Some don't. All respect him. Thanks coach for keeping the game real!


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Anonymous

Comment:

Never one to succumb to being starstruck, it is nevertheless a thrill to be able to watch a game coached by a legendary figure.


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Russell Hill

Comment:

Congratulations Coach on a remarkable accomplishment! We are all so very proud to have you here at Texas Tech and are very excited to see you not only achieve this record, but break it over and over again as you add on more victories.

But more importantly, we appreciate the teaching and mentoring you give to your players. You help to develop fine young men that go forward and represent themselves, and Texas Tech very well indeed. Thank you so much for your teaching, your mentoring, your coaching and for being a Red Raider!


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