Bob Knight is selling his rings from national championships, offering anyone with a lot of spare change the chance to share in his success.
Knight has decided to sell his championship basketball rings and his Olympic gold medal, The Associated Press reported. The sale is part of a collection of sports memorabilia from Bob Knight and other sports legends including the jersey that Yankee pitcher Don Larsen wore when he pitched a perfect game in the World Series. The collection is being auctioned by Steiner Sports Memorabilia.
The auction, which runs through December 5, will include the three rings Bob Knight won during his time at Indiana including the team’s undefeated 1976 season. It also includes the national championship rings the team won in 1981 and 1987.
The auction runs through December 5 and will feature Knight’s rings from his three NCAA championship teams at Indiana: the undefeated 1976 season and the ones from 1981 and 1987. Also on sale will be the war-mup jacket that Knight wore while he was coaching the gold-medal winning US Olympic men’s basketball team in 1984.
There was no word on why Bob Knight was selling rings, whether it be financial necessity or simply house-cleaning.
Aside from Bob Knight selling rings, the cranky former coach is also making headlines at his current place of employment, ESPN. Last year, Knight chose not to mention Kentucky by name during the season, referring to them as that “team from the SEC.”
As USA Today reported, things are about to get a bit awkward for Bob Knight. ESPN formally announced Monday that Knight will be teaming with play-by-play announcer Rece Davis to work SEC games on Thursday nights, meaning he will be working Kentucky games as part of the mix.
What do you think of Bob Knight selling his rings? Are you going to buy one of them?