Knight To Coach in Big 10 Tourney
CHICAGO (AP) _ Bob Knight will be allowed to coach Indiana in the first Big Ten tournament despite a recent tirade against an official.
Big Ten commissioner Jim Delany said Wednesday that the league has made a decision on what to do about Knight’s critical comments, but it won’t be made public until the university has a chance to respond.
That means Knight can coach the Hoosiers in the tournament, which begins Thursday at the United Center in Chicago. Indiana plays Ohio State in the opening round.
``The conference has advised Indiana of its position,″ Delany said. ``They have three days to evaluate it and decide whether they want to accept it or go another direction.″
Knight called the officiating in Indiana’s loss to Illinois last week ``the greatest travesty″ he has ever seen as a college coach. He received three technical fouls and was ejected by referee Ted Valentine.
Indiana officials declined to comment on the matter Wednesday.