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Bob Knight was 102-50 at Army prior to being selected to take over the Hoosiers in 1971. Knight took over an IU program that had only won the Big Ten title once in the previous twelve seasons. Knight was tasked to return this program to the level it had reached during the peak of Branch McCracken's era where the Hoosiers won four Big Ten titles in a six year-stretch between 1952 and 1958.
Overall Record: 175-80
Big Ten Record: 89-49
Number of Winning Seasons: Eight
Big Ten Regular Season Titles: One
Big Ten Tournament Titles: None
Number of Seasons in Big Ten Top Three: Five
Number of Seasons in Big Ten Bottom Five: None
National Titles: None
Final Four Appearances: None
Best Finish: Elite Eight (1993)
Post-Season Appearances: Eight (Eight NCAA)
Best Season: 31-4 (1992-1993)
Worst Season: 19-12 (1994-1995)
Notes: All time, Knight does not sit below the two individuals ahead of him in the rankings, but since 1992, the results do not warrant a higher showing than third. In 29 seasons at Indiana, Knight posted a 661-240 overall record and 353-151 in the Big Ten. He led the Hoosiers to the postseason 28 of his 29 seasons. Knight was inducted into the Basketball Hall of Fame in 1991. His undoing at Indiana was not his coaching, but non-compliance with the behavioral expectations set up by then-Indiana University President Myles Brand.
In September 2000, Kent Harvey, who was an IU student, reported that Knight grabbed him roughly by the arm and verbally assaulted him for being disrespectful towards him. While Knight admitted to grabbing Harvey, he said he was not abusive. This was the final straw for Brand, who terminated Knight for the incident.