Bobby Knight drops lawsuit against IU
Indianapolis, IN (Sports Network) – Texas Tech men’s basketball coach Bob
Knight has dropped a lawsuit against Indiana University for violating his
“zero tolerance” behavior policy.
Knight was fired from his Indiana post in 2000 after allegedly grabbing a
student who greeted him in what Knight considered a disrespectful manner at
He was then hired at Texas Tech in 2001 and sued Indiana in 2002, alleging it
violated his contract by failing to follow procedures for firing him. He said
losing the job had cost him $2 million in income from media contracts,
basketball camps and endorsements.
A judge later ruled in October that Indiana did not violate Knight’s contract.
The judge then rejected a motion by Knight to reconsider the case to correct
Russell Yates, Knight’s lawyer, dropped his latest appeal last week.
Knight coached the Hoosiers for 29 years and guided them to three NCAA
Texas Tech is 18-6 this season and will play Colorado Wednesday night.