BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (AP) -Bob Knight is not a candidate for the basketball opening at Western Kentucky.
Athletic director Wood Selig said Thursday there was no truth to speculation that Knight would replace Darrin Horn, who left this week to become coach at South Carolina.
University president Gary Ransdell and Selig came forward Wednesday night to address the situation after hearing various reports that Knight was spotted in the area on Tuesday.
``We were getting inundated and it was hampering our entire search process,'' Selig said Thursday in a phone interview. ``There was never any contact, direct or indirect, between WKU and coach Knight.''
Selig said he wasn't sure how the rumor got started, though he was ``flattered'' Knight's name would be mentioned with the school.
Knight didn't rule out a return to coaching while speaking Wednesday night at a forum in College Station, Texas.
``I don't know,'' Knight said. ``I enjoyed coaching (but) I like fishing. I like helping my wife around the house ... nobody could have enjoyed coaching and the people I've gotten to know more than I have.''
Knight resigned from Texas Tech in February as the winningest men's coach in NCAA Division I history with 902 victories. He'll do analysis for ESPN of the Final Four in San Antonio this weekend.
Selig said he expects to bring in four or five candidates for on-campus interviews and hopes to select Horn's replacement in the next 10 days.

NCAAB Top Stories

Thumbnail Pittsburgh vs. Syracuse Prediction Will Tuesday night's game between Pittsburgh and Syracuse turn into a defensive battle? Tip-off between these ACC rivals is set for 9:00...
Thumbnail Ole Miss vs. Texas A&M Prediction Will the under cash for bettors tonight when Ole Miss clashes with its SEC rivals Texas A&M at 9:00 p.m. ET in College Station?
Thumbnail UConn vs. Memphis Prediction Will the Memphis Tigers handle business at home Wednesday night when they host the UConn Huskies at 9:00 p.m. ET?
Thumbnail Kentucky vs. South Carolina Pick Can No. 18 Kentucky avoid a letdown performance when it goes on the road to face South Carolina tonight at 9PM ET?
Thumbnail Oklahoma vs. Kansas State Pick Will No. 4 Oklahoma go on the road and pick up a win over Kansas State when the two meet up tonight at 9PM ET?

NCAAB Headlines

NCAAB Team Pages