There have always been people who love Bob Knight and people who hate Bob Knight. He’s just one of those polarizing figures that doesn’t leave much room for indifference in opinion. He’s either a fantastic basketball coach who has helped mold hundreds of boys into men, or a lunatic that shouldn’t be allowed anywhere near somebody’s children.
Even so, I think it’s safe to say that ever since he’s left coaching and started working as an analyst on ESPN he’s become a lot more likable. When he’s not cussing out beat reporters, choking players, or throwing chairs he actually turns out to be a pretty funny guy who knows a hell of a lot about the game. It’s no surprise he’s won over 900 games in college basketball.
Which is probably why he was asked to cross the Atlantic and coach up a group of young basketball players in the Netherlands. Unfortunately for Knight, and fortunately for us, he never had a chance to train the Dutch media before answering a Q&A session. Then they had to go and ask him about that chair incident.