Wednesday , Jun , 09 , 2004 C.Y. Ellis

Report: Knight agrees to three-year extension at Tech

=== Report: Knight agrees to three-year extension at Tech ===

Lubbock, TX (Sports Network) – Texas Tech head coach Bob Knight has reportedly
agreed to a three-year contract extension that will run through the 2009
season.

According to the Lubbock Avalanche-Journal, the deal is expected to be
finalized next week after Knight returns from vacation.

“I’m really pleased with this and really enjoy being here,” the paper reported
Knight as saying. “I look forward to doing this a long time. This is the best
possible situation for me as long as I coach.”

Knight has completed three seasons as Tech’s coach and has a record of 68-33,
including 23-11 during the 2003-04 campaign. The Red Raiders lost to Saint
Joseph’s in the second round of the NCAA Tournament this past spring.

Texas Tech has three 20-win seasons under Knight and a pair of NCAA Tournament
appearances.

Knight won three NCAA titles in his 29 seasons at Indiana and also spent six
years at Army. He has a record of 832-322 in 38 years as a collegiate head
coach.

The 63-year-old Hall of Famer is within range of Dean Smith’s all-time record
of 879 career victories.

It had been speculated that Ohio State might be interested in Knight after Jim
O’Brien’s dismissal earlier in the week. Knight was a graduate of Ohio State
in 1962.

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