Knight Continues To Make Headlines Nationwide - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

2/5/08

Knight Continues To Make Headlines Nationwide

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News of Coach Bob Knight continues to make headlines in Lubbock and across the country.

Texas Tech Chancellor Kent Hance tells NewsChannel 11 that Knight said he was tired of coaching and ready to quit. It is a decision, which once again puts Knight in the national spotlight.

When the winningest coach in division one men's basketball resigns, it does not take long to make headlines.

The news of Coach Knight's resignation broke late Monday afternoon. Texas Tech Athletic Director of Media Relations Chris Cook said the phone calls soon followed.

"Probably from about 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. my cell phone almost went dead and it was full of juice I thought at the time," Cook added.

By Tuesday morning, the polarizing coach's resignation was more than just big news in the sports world. It topped websites like Yahoo, the New York Times and MSNBC.

On the KKAM 1340 Sports Radio afternoon show, The Cafe, all the talk was about a Knight shift.

"It's definitely been busy just doing interviews in Miami, Kansas City, Charlotte and nationally I've got one set up in Syracuse, Manhattan and Atlanta this afternoon amongst others," Program Director and Co-Host of The Cafe, Mark Finkner said.

From Lubbock airwaves to those across the country, Finkner says everyone seems to want to know more about why Knight resigned.

"He generates interest from so many angles not just basketball. But I mean anybody who's anybody knows who Bob Knight is," Finkner said.

Knight has coached the Texas Tech Red Raiders since 2001.

 

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