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.
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.
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.
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.
The following column was originally published two years ago on KMOX.com. As we approach the weekend, we found it appropriate to run once again. Happy Father’s Day.
Pat Knight had only one winning season in 2009-10 at Texas Tech after taking over for Bob Knight at midseason in February 2008.
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 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.