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Where did Bob Knight’s money go?

By now, you’ve heard through the grapevine that Bob Knight is going to be hawking all his beloved collectors-item-status-worthy belongings to make money ‘for his grandkids’. Uh huh, I’m sure. From his NCAA title rings to his Olympics gold medal, priceless items will be on the market from a man some have thought to be one of the most selfish coaches in collegiate history.

Seems generous. Also seems a bit desperate. I’ve got a sneaking suspicious that he may need the money more than he’s letting on. Let’s take a look at all the ways Bob Knight may have lost his fortune:

– IU sent him an invoice for all the chairs he broke during his career.

– His own son, Pat,  sued him for assault and won a large settlement.

– Obama.

– He had a proxy bidder purchase Naismith’s original rules of basketball at an auction.

– While living in Texas, Bobby invested a lot of money into alleged Knight-ite Glenn Beck’s Goldline and new line of blue jeans.

– Romney.

– Knight set all his money on fire in a warehouse a la the Joker because…well, some men just want to see the world burn.

– Whiskey prices rose across America last year.

– He finally paid all of his U.S. Fish and Wildlife citations.

– Bobby Knight bet his life savings on Kentucky NOT winning the national title last year.

In the end, if this money really does go towards his grandchildren’s college fund, I commend Bob Knight for being a family man over being materialistic (ok, maybe sentimal is more proper). However, I’d also like to suggest to him that if he really wants his grandkids’ college paid for, he should turn them into great basketball players and ship them off to UK, Calipari, and/or Mitchell with a scholarship. We’d accept them, right?

So where did Knight’s money go? Your turn.

Article written by Chris Thomas

45 Comments for Where did Bob Knight’s money go?



  1. BCG
    10:07 pm October 16, 2012 Permalink

    His money was hidden in the ceiling of the TT locker room. I found it and then was overcome with high blood pressure after trying to figure out how to invest the money.



  2. BlueNotes
    10:07 pm October 16, 2012 Permalink

    Payoffs to Billy Gillispie to tank UK’s program (afterall, how do you think Billy G REALLY got that Texas Tech job?)



  3. Walkin36
    10:09 pm October 16, 2012 Permalink

    You know I’d he drinks whisky, its Canadian, or Irish.



  4. FurdTurgason
    10:19 pm October 16, 2012 Permalink

    Paying off Duke players jewelry loans.



  5. Steve Fitts
    10:21 pm October 16, 2012 Permalink

    Invested it in Kentucky real estate?



  6. tdogg40330
    10:30 pm October 16, 2012 Permalink

    who cares?? he’s a POS !!!!



  7. UK56always
    10:30 pm October 16, 2012 Permalink

    His payoffs to ESPN for the right to announce 2 UK basketball games!



  8. Axe Cop
    10:30 pm October 16, 2012 Permalink

    Lent it to Richie?



  9. Fort Worth Cats Fan
    10:37 pm October 16, 2012 Permalink

    $up Knight?



  10. Fort Worth Cats Fan
    10:39 pm October 16, 2012 Permalink

    Pork Cracklins



  11. Niceksrnice
    10:47 pm October 16, 2012 Permalink

    That’s what I love about K S R

    All class

    Bet your grandmother would be proud mat t

    Bash someone for professional reason but not personal and family

    You’re sad reveling in the misfortune of others

    Sad



  12. truth
    10:54 pm October 16, 2012 Permalink

    Knight is still very wealthy. Stupid article, written by a complete idiot.



  13. Walden Schmidt
    10:56 pm October 16, 2012 Permalink

    Way to go guys, really some funny responses here. #11, suck it, anyone that takes up for that crusty old fart doesn’t belong here.



  14. I know!
    10:59 pm October 16, 2012 Permalink

    Spent it on the worlds top speech therapist to learn to say the word Kentucky



  15. Romney
    11:00 pm October 16, 2012 Permalink

    Those grandkids should just ask their parents for a loan.



  16. Orange Leaf
    11:08 pm October 16, 2012 Permalink

    Spent it on yogurt to clean his pallet before, well you know 🙂



  17. imnotthefiveo
    11:11 pm October 16, 2012 Permalink

    Had a bet to not say “UK” or “Calipari”



  18. RealityCheck
    11:12 pm October 16, 2012 Permalink

    15, once they are done paying off Barry’s debt, all our kids and grand kids won’t have a pot to pee in.



  19. W
    11:24 pm October 16, 2012 Permalink

    18 – Thanks for blaming everything on Barry. I’m glad everyone’s forgotten about how I screwed everything up and started 2 wars that our kids and grandkids will be paying for for the rest of their lives.



  20. Deepsouthfan
    11:38 pm October 16, 2012 Permalink

    Failed anger management classes….



  21. Billy Reed
    11:50 pm October 16, 2012 Permalink

    Kentucky should fire John Calipari and hire Bob Knight.



  22. carnifex
    12:22 am October 17, 2012 Permalink

    Penis enlargement pills…

    Oh! Wait! He’s already the biggest dick on the planet!



  23. John Ellis
    12:43 am October 17, 2012 Permalink

    We’ve seen his son play ball. No Knights at UK.



  24. carnifex
    12:45 am October 17, 2012 Permalink

    He vowed he would beat that tic-tac-toe playing chicken at the state fair if it was the last thing he did!!!(since it was the fair, he dumped some paraplegic kid outta’ his wheelchair so he could throw it)**

    **the kid, not the chair. Bobbie’s gotten even meaner in his age induced dementia.##

    ##He told the kid to suck it up, and that he was lucky he(Bobbie) didn’t have a shotgun handy. Bobbie shoots you in the face if he likes you…

    He shoots you, and your family if he really likes you!



  25. Kentucky rain
    1:03 am October 17, 2012 Permalink

    You all have missed the point of this. I can’t believe I’m the first to figure this out on here. This is Knight being Knight. It is just his way of saying piss on Indiana and the championships he won there. Getting another jab in so to speak. Once an ass, always an ass.



  26. catfan68
    1:44 am October 17, 2012 Permalink

    He spent all his money on Prep-H…



  27. jmfatz47
    1:49 am October 17, 2012 Permalink

    Knight has plenty of loot…. come on. My guess is that his bitterness towards Indiana led to this. Why not take a jab at them by selling off his rings? This reeks of arrogance…



  28. Duke sucks
    2:43 am October 17, 2012 Permalink

    Probably spent his money paying the kids he abused to remain silent. Do you really think Niel Reed is the only kid he abused? He’s payed out millions to keep people quit and buying videos of his tantrums to keep them from the media. He is quit the pos.



  29. Troy Arrowood
    5:10 am October 17, 2012 Permalink

    Wining and dining his beloved protogee at Duck University. C’mon we all know that hug went a little long.

    Plus the cost of the surgery was more than expected to remove the stick outta his ass (turned out to be a branch)



  30. prpcat
    5:24 am October 17, 2012 Permalink

    Hey # 11 sounds like your talking about ole bob himself



  31. Beavis
    6:54 am October 17, 2012 Permalink

    Listen to the radio during the games he is scheduled to be on. Bet ESPN will pay attention to the drop in viewers.



  32. Ken Grizzle
    7:51 am October 17, 2012 Permalink

    Bought Brent munsberger an engagement ring.



  33. UL2UK8
    7:58 am October 17, 2012 Permalink

    I hear he spent all of his money on his Krackle addiction.



  34. Rixter
    8:35 am October 17, 2012 Permalink

    Pay for the grand kids college, huh?
    Knight has 2 sons:
    Tim, a 1986 graduate of Stanford University and owner of a marketing firm
    Pat, a graduate of IU and current head coach at Lamar, with an annual base salary of $150,000

    These guys can’t afford to send their kids to college? Somebody ain’t telling the whole truth here



  35. Carl
    8:38 am October 17, 2012 Permalink

    Knight has grand kids? I figured he would have eaten them at birth.



  36. barn
    8:39 am October 17, 2012 Permalink

    25 nailed it. i think it’s his way of pissing on iu



  37. Rixter
    8:47 am October 17, 2012 Permalink

    Is there a something set up where we can send donations to for ‘The Grandchildren of Bob Knight Scholarship Fund’?

    I’m writing a check now……



  38. Rixter
    8:51 am October 17, 2012 Permalink

    Here’s poetic justice:
    IU buys the rings at auction, and puts them on display at the main entrance to campus with a huge sign indicating they belonged to the coach, and he so generously donated them to the school!



  39. king cat
    9:12 am October 17, 2012 Permalink

    it’s expensive to be part owner of ted williams frozen head.



  40. Matt in Franklin
    9:39 am October 17, 2012 Permalink

    Blew it all on charm school…



  41. investment firm
    10:11 am October 17, 2012 Permalink

    Richard Maydoff and that freakin Orange Leaf Ponzi Scheme…



  42. SamKat
    10:11 am October 17, 2012 Permalink

    Maybe the purchaser will do what Rixter (38)says but leave the “so generously donated” words out to display a little integrity.



  43. Sc cat fan
    11:56 am October 17, 2012 Permalink

    Romney really? Wow



  44. Wildcatsteeler
    1:00 pm October 17, 2012 Permalink

    Knight has remained employed for the last 4 years and his taxes haven’t gone up so it can’t be Obama. And Romney didn’t have his company take over Knights and bankrupt it so it’s not Romney. Could it be the stock market plunge and bank failures of 2008 that cost millions millions?



  45. John Smith
    1:52 pm October 17, 2012 Permalink

    He and I entered into several real estate deal.