The often-cranky ESPN analyst was back in Indiana Thursday night to deliver a speech at the state's Hall of Fame. As could have been predicted, he said some things that are sure to ruffle a few feathers.
Among them is a criticism of Kentucky coach John Calipari.
"We've gotten into this situation where integrity is really lacking and that's why I'm glad I'm not coaching," he said. "You see we've got a coach at Kentucky [John Calipari], who put two schools on probation and he's still coaching. I really don't understand that.Knight, who accumulated an NCAA Division I-record 902 wins during his coaching career, skipped his own induction into the Hall of Fame last month.
The revered coach was in town on a business, as he's scheduled to be an analyst on the network's broadcast of the Xavier-Butler game Saturday. And, like always, he didn't pull any punches.
Knight on television is great because he actually says what he is thinking. In a climate of always politically correct talking heads, he stands out because he's not afraid to call it like he sees it. And unlike others, you don't get the sense he's doing it just for the show.
Then again, there's probably a large contingent that wishes he'd stay in the shadows silently. Do you mind Knight taking a shot at Calipari or do you think it's warranted?