When it seemed Knight would never leave IU

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  • I wrote this column in 1985, when a rumor surfaced that Bob Knight was a candidate to become the head coach at Ohio State. It was fairly prescient, although I didn’t account for the possibility he might be asked to leave. 

    (c) 1985, The Journal-Gazette, Fort Wayne, IN. Reprinted by permission

    There aren’t many things in the sports world you can be absolutely sure of. Oh, sure, Billy Martin will always be getting fired and re-hired somewhere, the Lakers and Celtics will be playing for a championship, and some young millionaire athlete will be taking a urinalysis.

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