Bob Knight Could Not Tell Difference Between Shot & Game Clock (Video)
Former Indiana and Texas Tech head coach Bobby Knight once had one of the most incredible and knowledgable basketball minds around.
Through age and sure attrition, Knight has lost a little bit as he’s gotten older, but ESPN still chooses to use him as an announcer during the college basketball season.
In the video, the ref blew a call during the final seconds of the Kentucky vs Vanderbilt game. After blowing an 18 point lead, Kentucky Freshman Nerlens Noel made a bucket with 17.6 left that should have been waived off because the shot clock had expired. At that point Kentucky went up 60-55.
After Vanderbilt came down and hit a three with 7.6 seconds left, a timeout was called, and ESPN play by-play man Rece Davis gave Knight the opportunity to explain what just happened and what the ref missed.
Instead of explaining the situation and Vanderbilt’s options, the 72-year-old Knight, stumbled into an embarrassing rant about why the clock was wrong, and needed Davis to talk him through it.
Knight: “That 17.3 was up there and the zero was on the bottom. I don’t know what that meant.”
Davis: “The zero was the shot clock.
Knight: “What was the 17.3?”
Davis: “Game clock. What was remaining in the half.”
Knight: Ok, well …
Bob Knight is 3rd all time in Division 1 history in wins. To forget and not be able to tell the difference between the game and the shot clock.
Maybe he’ll stop being mean now.