Former Indiana basketball coach Bob Knight ripped the school for firing him and legendary UCLA coach John Wooden over the school’s recruiting practices when the team dominated college basketball in the 1960’s and 70’s.
Hall of Fame coach Bob Knight bluntly criticized and expressed his distaste for another Hall of Famer, the late John Wooden, in an interview on “Undeniable with Joe Buck” that will air Wednesday night.
“I’ve never been a Wooden fan,” Knight said of the 11-time NCAA champion coach at UCLA. Wooden is widely considered one of the greatest and most influential coaches of all time.
Knight, the former national title-winning Indiana coach, was particularly disgruntled with the Bruins’ recruiting tactics in the ’70s that stretched into the ’80s — namely in how UCLA allowed booster Sam Gilbert to violate NCAA rules in attempting to recruit players. The school received a one-year postseason ban in 1981 and had its 1980 national title runner-up finish vacated as a
Article source: https://www.usatoday.com/story/sports/ncaab/2017/11/08/bob-knight-blasts-legendary-ucla-coach-john-wooden-takes-shot-indiana-well/843210001/
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