Coach Knight Speaking at Bloomington North March 30

Coach Knight Speaking at Bloomington North March 30


Former IU coach Bob Knight will speak at Bloomington High School North at 7 p.m. March 30.

Former Bloomington Herald-Times sportswriter and longtime Knight confidant Bob Hammel will moderate the evening, which will include “stories from (Knight’s) legendary coaching career.”

The Facebook post said tickets to the event would cost $25, and that 3,000 would be available, with a six-ticket limit per party. Tickets can be purchased here.

The speaking engagement will be the first of two Knight has scheduled in-state at the end of this month. He also is slated to appear alongside former Purdue coach Gene Keady on March 31 at the Palladium at the Center for the Performing Arts, in Carmel. Hammel also will reportedly moderate that event.

Public appearances by Knight in Bloomington have been rare since his firing as IU coach in 2000. He has given speeches across the state and the Midwest since that time, including campaign appearances this past fall with President Donald Trump.

According to a news release from Bloomington North, 3,000 general admission tickets are available for the March event. Tickets are $25 each, and there will be a purchase limit of six tickets per person.

Each attendee will receive a limited-edition sports program.

Knight finished his coaching career at Texas Tech University, retiring in 2008 with a 902-371 career record; at the time, it was the most wins of any Division I college men’s basketball coach.

Besides the three NCAA championships, Knight also coached the 1984 U.S. Olympic team to a gold medal.

In addition, he is the coach of the last undefeated Division I men’s basketball championship team, the 1976 Hoosiers.