Bob Knight

Bob Knight

Ackerman: How Bob Knight Comforted Me After Losing My Dad

As Father’s Day approaches, KMOX Sports Director Tom Ackerman reflects on how Indiana basketball coach Bob Knight helped him through a difficult time in his life–losing his father.


Tony La Russa (L) talks with basketball coach Bob Knight and actor Billy Bob Thornton

ACKERMAN: The Knight Column

One year after writing a column about coping with the death of my father — and Bob Knight’s role in that period of my life — I still hear about how the piece touched people. And that means a lot to me.

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President Barack Obama (C) applauds for the 2010 Medal of Freedom receipients, including (L-R) Baseball Hall of Fame member Stan Musial, Basketball Hall of Fame member Bill Russell and AFL-CIO President Emeritus John Sweeney in the East Room of the White House February 15, 2011 in Washington, DC. Obama presented the medal to twelve pioneers in human rights, sports, labor, politics and arts.  (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

The Sports Hub: The Best of 2011

The best sports interviews from the year. Names include Hank Aaron, Mark Messier, Marshall Faulk, David Freese, Bob Knight, Brett Hull, Tony La Russa, and many more.


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Live at Shannon’s: Bob Knight & Gary Matthews

Mike Shannon and Mike Claiborne get a chance to talk with sports legends Bob Knight and Gary Matthews. They spend their time chatting about their own experiences as professional athletes and the differences between sports then and now.


KANSAS CITY, MO - MARCH 10: (L-R) ESPN analysts Bobby Knight and Brent Musburger call the game between the Oklahoma State Cowboys and the Kansas Jayhawks during their quarterfinal game in the 2011 Phillips 66 Big 12 Men's Basketball Tournament at Sprint Center on March 10, 2011 in Kansas City, Missouri. (/Getty/Jamie Squire)

ACKERMAN: How Bob Knight Comforted Me

The following column was originally published two years ago on As we approach the weekend, we found it appropriate to run once again. Happy Father’s Day.


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Knight Fired as Coach at Texas Tech

Pat Knight had only one winning season in 2009-10 at Texas Tech after taking over for Bob Knight at midseason in February 2008.


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Knight, Sampson in 2011 College Hall of Fame Class

Induction will take place at the Hall of Fame on Nov. 20 as part of a three-day celebration that includes the CBE Classic at Sprint Center featuring Missouri, California, Georgia and Notre Dame.


Tony LaRussa, Bob Knight, and Billy Bob Thornton

STL Baseball Writers Dinner

Tony LaRussa was roasted at the St. Louis Baseball Writers Dinner, with Bob Knight, Jim Leyland, Billy Bob Thornton and many more getting in on the act.


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