INDIANAPOLIS (AP) -Former Indiana coach Bob Knight will not attend next week's Hall of Fame induction.
Athletic director Fred Glass said Thursday that Knight contacted him directly to decline the invitation. Glass said Knight was concerned that the interest in him would be a distraction from the other six inductees.
All living members of the 2009 Hall of Fame class, except Knight, are expected to attend in person.
The General won a school-record 662 games and three national championships at Indiana before being fired by then university president Myles Brand in September 2000. Knight retired in 2008 with the most wins (902) of any coach in Division I men's basketball.
Advertisement

NCAAB Headlines

NCAAB Top Stories

Thumbnail Arizona State vs. UCLA Pick Should No. 3 UCLA have any trouble in disposing of Arizona State when the two meet up tonight at 11PM ET?
Thumbnail Maryland vs. Iowa Prediction The Iowa Hawkeyes are a small home favorite tonight against Maryland in Big Ten play. Will they cover?
Thumbnail Arizona vs. USC Pick Can No. 14 Arizona handle being a road favorite against a 16-win USC team when the two meet up tonight at 9PM ET?
Thumbnail Clemson vs. Louisville Pick Will No. 12 Louisvilleadd another big loss to Clemson’scurrent losing streak? Here’s our thoughts on today’s 9PM ET contest.
Thumbnail Virginia vs. Boston College Pick Will No. 16 Virginia handle its business on the road when it travels to face Boston College tonight at 8PM...

NCAAB Team Pages