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New PDF release: Bob Knight: The Unauthorized Biography

By Steve Delsohn

ISBN-10: 074324348X

ISBN-13: 9780743243483

ISBN-10: 074346267X

ISBN-13: 9780743462679

Brilliant, intimidating, captivating, or profane, trainer Bob Knight is an everlasting contradiction who has lengthy interested and repelled basketball fanatics, for whom he has supplied as a lot to dislike as to respect.

Bob Knight: The Unauthorized Biography is the 1st entire biography of Knight, essentially the most winning and arguable coaches within the background of yankee activities. Detailing the full scope of Knight's taking part in and training profession via vast interviews -- together with many with those that have by no means long past on checklist approximately him sooner than -- authors Steve Delsohn and Mark Heisler provide a candid but balanced account of the fellow who will most probably prove because the all-time winningest trainer in university basketball.

In 1965, at age twenty-four, Bobby Knight turned the top basketball trainer at military and started a occupation that will quickly take him to Indiana college, the place for the following twenty-nine years he could develop into the game's most famed and infamous trainer. whereas there, he gained 3 nationwide championships (1976, '81, '87) and as soon as compiled an ideal 32-0 checklist with an grand 63-1 checklist over seasons. Knight used to be NCAA trainer of the yr 3 times (1975, '76, '89) and coached U.S. groups to gold medals in either the Olympics and the Pan-Am video games. but he's both, if no more, recognized for a few of his misbehaviors -- pulling his crew off the courtroom opposed to the Soviets, making insensitive reviews approximately rape to Connie Chung, placing a tampon in a player's locker to allow him understand that Knight proposal he used to be a wimp -- and different alleged misbehaviors: kicking his personal son Patrick in the course of a video game, stuffing an LSU fan right into a trash can, assaulting a policeman in Puerto Rico -- and the record is going on. one in all Knight's closest associates as soon as acknowledged of him, "Bob Knight is an asshole. yet he is familiar with it and he attempts like hell to make up for it." regrettably, through the years there was an increasing number of to make up for.

the tale of Bob Knight has moved directly to Texas Tech, the place he keeps his quest to turn into the winningest university basketball trainer of all time. He already is the main attention-grabbing. Love him or detest him, Knight retains profitable and forces you to observe him and feature an opinion. Bob Knight: The Unauthorized Biography is a unprecedented examine a mythical trainer with a huge mood and an urge for food for confrontation.

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