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Is anyone really suprised???

What took so long? :P




Knight, Texas Tech Chancellor Argue

By BETSY BLANEY | Associated Press Writer
Posted February 2, 2004, 9:40 PM EST

LUBBOCK, Texas – Texas Tech coach Bob Knight got into a verbal spat with the university chancellor at a grocery store Monday, prompting a review by school officials.

School spokeswoman Sally Logue Post said she did not know details of the encounter between the basketball coach and Dr. David Smith. No one was injured, she said.

"This is obviously an issue that is internal to the university," Smith told The Associated Press. "Right now the athletic director and the president's office at the university are looking into the incident. We'll wait to hear more in the next few days about their review."

Asked whether there was any discussion of removing Knight, Smith said: "I can't comment on any of those things right now."

Gerald Myers, the university's athletic director who was instrumental in bringing Knight to Tech in 2001 after he was fired at Indiana, witnessed the encounter, Post said.

The men were getting food around lunchtime at Market Street, an upscale grocery store about two miles from the university, said Dan Sanders, chief marketing officer for United Supermarkets, which owns the store where the incident occurred.

"Apparently, there was some sort of disagreement," Sanders said. "It took place very quickly."

Neither Myers nor sports information director Randy Farley immediately returned telephone messages Monday night.

While still at Indiana in March 2000, Knight was investigated by the university after former player Neil Reed said the coach choked him at a practice in 1997.

In May 2000, Knight was fined $30,000, suspended for three games and placed under a "zero-tolerance behavior policy.

In early September 2000, Knight was accused of grabbing a student by the arm, cursing and lecturing him about manners after the coach was addressed "Hey, Knight, what's up?"

In September 2000, Knight was fired from Indiana for violating the behavior policy. Indiana's president Myles Brand, now president of the NCAA, fired him for what Brand called a "pattern of unacceptable behavior."

In late December, Knight went into a profanity-filled tirade after an ESPN reporter asked about his relationship with former player Steve Alford, who was also participating in the interview. He later apologized for the incident.

Texas Tech is 4-2 in the Big 12 Conference this season. The No. 19 Red Raiders had been unbeaten in the league until last week, when they lost to Texas and Oklahoma State.
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Is anyone really suprised???

I'd say a little more interesting by next week.. ???




Temper, temper
Knight could be suspended after run-in with chancellor
Updated: Tuesday February 3, 2004 4:42PM

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LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) – Bob Knight's temper has him in trouble again.

The Texas Tech coach got into a verbal spat with the university chancellor at a grocery store Monday, prompting a review by school officials.

Knight will be suspended anywhere from three to five days, according to published reports.

Texas Tech officials said that no decision had been made on disciplinary measures, but the school was expected to release a statement later Tuesday, Tech spokeswoman Sally Logue Post said.

She said she did not know details of the encounter between Knight and David Smith. No one was injured, she said.

"Right now, the athletic director and the president's office at the university are looking into the incident," Smith said. "We'll wait to hear more in the next few days about their review."

Asked whether there was any discussion of removing Knight, Smith told The Associated Press: "I can't comment on any of those things right now."

Knight was scheduled to coach at home Tuesday night when the No. 19 Red Raiders faced Baylor.

The encounter occurred when the men were getting food during lunchtime at an upscale grocery store about two miles from the university, said Dan Sanders, chief marketing officer for United Supermarkets, which owns the store.

"Apparently, there was some sort of disagreement," Sanders said. "It took place very quickly."

A witness told the Lubbock Avalanche-Journal that Knight was approached by Smith and complimented on his recent good behavior.

Knight became agitated, accusing Smith of being a liar and saying there had been nothing wrong with his behavior this year, the witness told the paper. Smith tried to walk away but Knight followed. According to the witness, there was physical contact between the men.

Gerald Myers, the athletic director who was instrumental in bringing Knight to Tech in 2001 after he was fired at Indiana, saw what happened, Post said.

Randy Farley, sports information director for basketball, referred all requests for comment to university president Jon Whitmore. Myers and Whitmore were not available for comment Tuesday morning.

While at Indiana in March 2000, Knight was investigated by the university after former player Neil Reed said the coach choked him at a practice in 1997. Two months later, Knight was fined $30,000, suspended for three games and placed under a "zero-tolerance behavior policy.

In September 2000, Knight was accused of grabbing a student by the arm, cursing and lecturing him about manners after the coach was addressed, "Hey, Knight, what's up?"

That month, Knight was fired from Indiana for violating the behavior policy. Indiana president Myles Brand, now president of the NCAA, fired him for what Brand called a "pattern of unacceptable behavior."

This past December, Knight went into a profanity-filled tirade after an ESPN reporter asked about his relationship with former player Steve Alford, who was also participating in the interview. Knight later apologized.

Texas Tech is 4-2 in the Big 12 Conference this season. The Red Raiders had been unbeaten in the league until last week, when they lost to Texas and Oklahoma State.

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Is anyone really suprised???

Here's a question though, do you take a coach with a known temper who graduates players and besides from his temper is pretty by-the-book and still wins. Or do you go with a coach who stays quiet as to not draw attention to all of the violations that he is performing?????
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