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Indiana basketball coach Bob Knight dies at 83

Indiana basketball coach Bob Knight passed away on Wednesday at the age of 83. According to a statement on his website, Coach Knight died at his residence in Bloomington, surrounded by his family. In this difficult time, we extend our gratitude for all the thoughts and prayers and kindly request respect for our privacy as Coach wished for a private family gathering.

Today, we remember Coach Knight as a beloved Husband, Father, Coach, and Friend. He was widely known as "The General" and enjoyed great success throughout his career. Over the course of 42 seasons, he amassed an impressive 902 victories, solidifying his position as one of the most accomplished coaches in the sport. Coach Knight had the privilege to lead notable teams, including those from the United States Military Academy, Indiana University Bloomington, and Texas Tech.

Retiring in 2008, Coach Knight concluded his career with an exceptional record, securing four national championships, which includes one as an Ohio State player. The Division 1 men's record for wins was held by him at the time of his retirement. In addition to his contributions to basketball, Coach Knight was also recognized for his support of former President Donald Trump. His appearance at a rally in Indiana in 2018 highlighted his unwavering loyalty to his state and country.

Following the news of Coach Knight's passing, former President Trump expressed his sorrow on social media. He described Coach Knight as an incredible person, praising his coaching skills, loyalty, and compassion. Trump emphasized the impact of Coach Knight's endorsement during his campaign and extended his condolences to his wife Karen and sons Tim and Pat.

In memory of Coach Knight, we reflect upon his influential life and remarkable achievements, cherishing the legacy he leaves behind.

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