Like any grandparent, Bobby Knight wants to ensure his grandchildren’s future and to do just that he’s selling some of his most prized possessions.
According to NBCSports.com. Knight is selling three of his NCAA Championship rings at Indiana- the undefeated 1976 season, 1981 and 1987 seasons. The auction which is taking place now through Dec. 5th is being auctioned by Steiner Sports Memorabilia. Along with the rings, Knight will sell his gold medal, a sports coat and warm-up jacket given to him for winning the Gold Medal with the US Olympic team in 1984.
“John Havlicek and I were just talking one day about all the stuff we had accumulated over the years,” Knight said Monday from the Denver airport, referring to his college teammate at Ohio State who went on to a Hall of Fame career with the Boston Celtics. “As we talked we decided the money could be very useful to put our grandchildren through college.”
“I’ve got stuff I didn’t even know I had,” Knight said. “I don’t put anything up in the house. If you came into the house you would think I was a mailman. And I don’t even wear rings.”
“Sports people are nuts,” Knight said with a laugh. “Look at how much they would they pay for Babe Ruth’s cap or Honus Wagner’s card? I guess these are people who want to own things, things that are the results of what someone else did in sports. I was very pleased there was a market for something like this that my grandkids – I have two grandsons – and my wife has a niece and nephew, who would get good use out of this.”