It has been since midway through the ’07-’08 season that legendary collegiate coach Bob Knight last coached a minute on an NCAA hardwood.
After finishing with a record 902 Division I coaching victories, a mark since broken by Duke University’s Mike Kryzewski, “The General” has since taken his talents to the broadcast booth as an on air college basketball analyst for Big 12 games over the past 4 seasons.
That’s why after more than 40+ years as a Hall of Fame coach and now as an expert commentator it came as a bit of a shock to see that Knight will be auctioning off a number of his personal items like his 3 NCAA Championship rings at Indiana, a jersey worn by Yankees pitcher Don Larson while throwing a perfect game in the World Series, and a personalized jacket given to him as the coach of the Gold medal winning Team USA in the 1984 Olympics.
The items will be part of the ‘Knight Collection” that are currently up for auction with SteinerSports.com. The auction runs through December 5th with his 1987 NCAA Championship ring fetching the highest offer of more than $10,000. His 1976 Championship ring during the last perfect season is currently going for $7,500.
Knight apparently put the items up for sale because he wanted to be able to give some of the proceeds to his grandchildren for their college education and some charities.
Allen Moll has been a lifelong NBA and NCAA College Basketball fan who watches and studies games religiously, and coaches youth basketball in his native Lehigh Valley region of Pennsylvania. Allen has also provided content to Bleacherreport.com, Upperdeckblog.com, Cleveland.com, CSN Philly.com, Buckets Magazine, in addition to being a tenured NBA and NCAA columnist for TheHoopDoctors.com.