Bob Knight: The Unauthorized Biography
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Bob Knight: The Unauthorized Biography

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Brilliant, intimidating, charming, or profane, Coach Bob Knight is an enduring contradiction who has long fascinated and repelled basketball fans, for whom he has provided as much to dislike as to respect. "Bob Knight: The Unauthorized Biography" is the first comprehensive biography of Knight, one of the most successful and controversial coaches in the history of American...more
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Published February 7th 2006 by Simon & Schuster
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Glenn Stern
There are several books about Knight, including the classic "season on the brink" and Knight's own rose-colored autobiography. This version is probably my favorite. The authors did alot of research and talked to even obscure former players, and the result is a book with many new insights into the coaching legend. Who knew that Pat Knight told his teammate and friend Pat Graham off, after Graham refused to support Texas Tech.

The only remaining book on Knight needs to be written by his first wife...more
Mike Dargan
After 35 years of following Bob Knight's career, I've discovered that while he's a bully, liar, and, according Zang Auerbach, "an asshole," his friends and supervisors are worse. Craven cowards, sycophants, spineless, etc. How can a University president allow himself to intimidated by a coach? Anyway, time to move on.

My barber gave me this book the last time I was in for a haircut. I have to return it in the morning and he'll probably have his own assessment for me.
Mike
First book I've read on Knight, so I learned a lot. I agree with one of the reviews I read that this book does a good job of compiling from previous bios and articles, and updating the story through his first few years at Texas Tech. But the writing's not "great," and if I was more motivated I'd read Feinstein to get more of the story and more analysis.
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