Robert Montgomery Knight
Robert Montgomery Knight



Head Coach (1965-72)
Men's Basketball

Bob Knight began his illustrious coaching career at West Point at the age of 24 and went on to become one of the most storied names in the annals of college basketball. Knight authored a 102-50 record during his six seasons at West Point and guided the Black Knights to four trips to the National Invitational Tournament (NIT) (1966, 1968, 1969, 1970). He helped Army to one third-place and two fourth-place showings at the NIT. Knight coached Army to a pair of 20-win seasons, including an Academy-record 22 wins in 1969-70. He also remains one of just two Army basketball mentors to have registered more than 100 wins.

Knight presided over a wealth of talent at the Academy, including fellow Army Sports Hall of Fame Class of 2008 inductee Mike Silliman. A junior during Knight's first year at West Point, Silliman was a three-time All-American and went on to become a 1968 Olympic gold medalist.

Knight departed West Point for Indiana University in 1972 and led the Hoosiers to three national titles before taking the head coaching job at Texas Tech University. He retired from coaching earlier this year as college basketball's all-time winningest coach with 902 victories. Knight was inducted into the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame in 1991.

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