The world of sports mourns the loss of an icon today, as legendary basketball coach Bobby Knight, fondly known as "The General," passed away at the age of 83.
Knight, renowned for his tenure with Indiana University, left an indelible mark on college basketball. His brilliant yet combustible coaching style led the Hoosiers to three NCAA titles, solidifying his legacy as one of the most successful and controversial coaches in basketball history.
The news of his passing was confirmed by Indiana University ahead of the IU women's exhibition game at Assembly Hall. Further details shared by his official website revealed that Knight passed away at his home in Bloomington, surrounded by his family.
During his nearly three-decade-long stint at Indiana University, Knight became one of college basketball's winningest coaches. Despite the controversies that often clouded his career, his contributions to the sport have been widely recognized and celebrated.
His passing has sent shockwaves through the sports community, with fans and fellow athletes alike expressing their condolences and sharing tributes to honor the late coach.