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Sunday Profile / Bobby Knight #481758

NBC Evening News for Sunday, Mar 16, 1975
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(Studio) Subject of Sunday profile is Bobby Knight, head coach for IN Univ.
REPORTER: Tom Snyder

(Bloomington, IN) Winning not new to IN Univ., but character and person of Bobby Knight is new. Samples of press quotes with regard to Knight recounted. [KNIGHT - says he's always tried to be basically honest and it's gotten him into trouble. Believes Harry Truman has impressed him more than any other person.] Knight intense, competitive and wholly dedicated to basketball. However, more balanced Bob Knight seems to be emerging from younger, more violent Knight. Knight played reserve at Ohio State Univ. Knight's coach Fred Taylor recalls Knight's college basketball days. At 24, Knight landed head basketball coaching position at West Point. If IN doesn't love Knight, it does respect and protect him. [KNIGHT - believes press has blown his temper way out of proportion.] Knight players say they fear and respect reasons behind Knight's total control of team. [KNIGHT - says IN team plays and practices defensive game.] Knight's home life discussed. [Nancy KNIGHT - says she's hurt by Bobby's bad press.] Bobby Knight has changed most in attitude. [KNIGHT - thinks too much attention paid to athletics.]
REPORTER: Jeannie Morris

Morris, Jeannie;
Snyder, Tom

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