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Knight to sign new book in Bloomington

POSTED AT 10:17 PM ON Apr. 3, 2013  (UPDATED AT 12:33 PM ON Apr. 4, 2013)

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Former IU men’s basketball coach Bob Knight will make a long-awaited return to Bloomington on April 11, where he will participate in a book signing at the Walmart on State Road 45.

Knight, along with former sportswriter and co-author Bob Hammel, will be signing copies of his new book, “The Power of Negative Thinking,” 1-3 p.m. in the Garden Center. Knight will only sign copies of the novel and will not sign IU apparel, photographs or other materials.

Guests will also not be permitted to take photographs of Knight.  

Knight left Bloomington after being fired by the University on Sept. 10, 2000. The final violation stemmed from an altercation Knight had with a student that occurred one week prior to his removal.

During his time in Bloomington from 1971-2000, Knight won three national championships in 1976, 1981 and 1987 and led the Hoosiers to 24 NCAA Tournament appearances.

In recent years, Knight has turned down multiple invitations to appear in Bloomington, including his 2009 IU Athletics Hall of Fame induction and the 25th-anniversary reunion of the 1987 national championship team.

— Jordan Littman

 

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