Hall of Fame college basketball head coach Bob Knight has died Wednesday at the age of 83, his family announced.
Knight began coaching for Indiana in 1971. Through his 29-year career he led the Hoosiers to three NCAA championships and 11 Big Ten championships, winning a total of 661 games with Indiana. He also coached the gold medal-winning mens basketball team during the 1984 Olympics in Los Angeles.
Behind his success, though, was what many deemed an aggressive coaching style. National television cameras captured the coach pulling players off the floor by their jerseys. There was chair-throwing, and a 1997 incident — which was recorded and leaked to CNN — showing Knight grabbing player Neil Reed by the neck during a practice.
By the time Knight resigned as the coach of Texas Tech in 2008, he was — at the time — the winningest coach in Division I men's college basketball history.