Saturday, August 22, 2009
IU Does the Right Thing
It took a Democrat to do the right thing at IU.
As reported by the Indianapolis Star's Bob Kravitz, Indiana's Athletic Director, Fred Glass, a former staffer for Bart Peterson, has extended an olive branch to the volatile, controversial, but great Indiana University basketball coach, Bob Knight, with the school now honoring the besweatered one with a berth in the IU Athletic Hall of Fame.
I thought Bob Knight deserved to be fired, but he had deserved to be removed for many years. It was kind of an anti-climactic end for the great coach. The sordid details of the coach's dismissal have been played out in everything from media to books to movies.
Kravitz reports that Knight has been informed of his Hall of Fame nomination in a personally written letter by Glass. Kravitz also reports that Knight's friend Bob Hammel, a former sportswriter in Bloomington, is also reaching out on behalf of Glass and the university.
Will Knight accept the offer? I don't care. I just think this was something IU had to do. Kravitz points out that now the ball is squarely in Bob Knight's court now.
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