BLOOMINGTON — Coach Bob Knight might be returning to the town that made him a legend, WTHR reports.
The news outlet reported that Knight and his wife recently purchased a home in the Shadow Creek Subdivision of Bloomington, in the College Park Mall area Thursday.
The home is 4,800 square feet and features five bedrooms and four bathrooms. The Knights purchased the home for $572,500, but it’s not clear whether they plan to live there or not.
Knight coached at Indiana University in Bloomington for 29 years beginning in 1971 and guided the Hoosiers to 662 wins, including 22 seasons of 20 or more wins. He led the team to 24 NCAA Tournament appearances, winning titles in 1976, 1981 and 1987.
Knight was dismissed by then-IU president Myles Brand in September of 2000 in the aftermath of CNN Sports Illustrated airing a tape that appears to show Knight placing his hand on the neck of former player Neil Reed in 1997. His termination sparked outrage from IU students, and thousands of them marched from Assembly Hall to Brand’s home, burning Brand in effigy.
In a March 2017 interview on the Dan Patrick Show, Knight stated he had no interest in ever returning to Indiana. When Patrick noted that most of the administration that fired him was no longer there, Knight responded “I hope they’re all dead.”