vgmaster9 asked in SportsBasketball ยท 1 decade ago

Has Bob Knight ever punched one of his players in the stomach?

4 Answers

  • ?
    Lv 4
    1 decade ago
    Best Answer

    Former player Ricky Calloway told the Houston Chronicle in March he once saw Knight punch former player and current Iowa coach Steve Alford during practice, a charge Alford denied.

    There was a story that Knight hit Michael Prince (Texas Tech player), but Prince was quoted in Lubbock Avalanche-Journal as saying, "He was trying to teach me and I had my head down, so he raised my chin up. He was telling me to go out there and don't be afraid to make mistakes. He said I was being too hard on myself."

    There have been a lot of allegations against Knight and there is no denying that he has a bad temper (throwing things, punching tables, yelling, fighting with officials, etc.), but his players were extremely loyal and people have denied the punches were thrown.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    No, but he gave many a player a noogie.

  • No, but he's hurt his players in other ways.

  • 1 decade ago

    I know he choked the sh*t out of one of them before.

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