Former Indiana/Texas Tech head coach and current ESPN curmudgeon Bob Knight was back in Indiana over the weekend (Hammond, in the NW corner of the state, to be specific) for a roast in his honor to raise money for Westchester Saint Joseph, the suburban Chicago-area high school that produced such IU notables as Isiah Thomas and Daryl Thomas (not to mention William Gates from Hoop Dreams fame).
These roasts of coaches done of and by other coaches are always a little awkward and very unintentionally funny, and from the videos we’ve seen so far, this roast was no different. Nevertheless, we’d be doing our readers here a disservice if we didn’t at least mention it and show some clips. So here are a few from the Bob Knight Roast & Toast on Friday night from the Horseshoe Casino in Hammond, Indiana. The level of hilarity increases the closer to fifty years old that you are. (h/t Elliott Harris for the YouTube clips)
Knight tells a biblical parable here… sorta.
Knight commandeers the show from emcee Jay Bilas in his own inimitable way…