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Look: Indiana basketball coaching staff wearing red sweaters vs Army to honor Bob Knight



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The entire Indiana basketball coaching staff wore red sweaters with the 'RMK' patch to honor Bob Knight on Sunday. (Indiana Athletics)

The Indiana basketball program had never faced a team in the Armed Service until Sunday night when Army came to Assembly Hall.

Not only was it a nice event the day after Veteran’s Day, it was also another moment to honor the late Bob Knight.

Knight, the legendary head coach for the Indiana basketball program, also had ties to Army. He spent six seasons on the sidelines for the Black Knights and it was his first head coaching job at the college ranks.

Knight won 102 games at Army and coached at West Point from 1965-71. He was an assistant coach for two seasons before. During his time at Army, Knight coached Mike Krzyzewski who went on to have his own Hall of Fame career as the head coach at Duke, winning 1,202 games — the most in division 1 basketball.

Knight, who passed away earlier this month, is being honored by the Indiana basketball program all season long with honorary ‘RMK’ patches on the jerseys. On Sunday, however, the entire Indiana basketball coaching staff wore red sweaters with the ‘RMK’ patch on the left chest as well.

Of course, Knight was known for his iconic red sweaters.

Indiana came into Sunday’s matchup 1-0 with a win over Florida Gulf Coast in the season opener.

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