Connect with us


Report: Former Indiana head coach Bob Knight hospitalized over the weekend



Bob Knight, Mike Woodson
Former Indiana head coach Bob Knight sits with current Indiana head coach Mike Woodson during practice in 2021. (Twitter / Mike Woodson)

(Story updated at 4:30 pm ET on Monday)

According to a report by Rick Bozich of, former Indiana basketball head coach Bob Knight was hospitalized over the weekend.

The report indicated that an email went out to former Indiana basketball players.

As of Monday afternoon, Knight was officially released from the hospital and returned home.

“On behalf of the Knight Family, we thank you for your thoughts and prayers.  As many have heard, my dad was hospitalized over the weekend with an illness and has since been released from the hospital.  We ask for your privacy as he is cared for and resting at home in good hands,” Bob Knight’s son, Pat said in a statement. “Coach always taught us, and those that played for him, the importance of fighting through adversity and he and our family thank you for the tremendous amount of support you have shown and given during this time. We appreciate your continued thoughts and prayers.”

Knight won three national championships at Indiana, 11 Big Ten titles and coached the 1976 Indiana team to an unbeaten season — the last unbeaten NCAA Champion to this day. He also appeared in five Final Fours and holds an NCAA Tournament record of 42-21 in 24 NCAA Tournament appearances.

Knight was on the Assembly Hall sidelines from 1971-2000. He went 662–239 in his Indiana coaching career. Knight retired as the NCAA D1 Men’s Basketball all-time leader in wins (902). He now ranks fifth all-time.

After his departure from Indiana, it took 20 years to return to Bloomington. He made his first official appearance back at Indiana on Feb. 8, 2020.

Bob Knight, 82, has been back numerous times to Indiana practices during the Mike Woodson era in Bloomington. Woodson played for Knight from 1976-80 and was a two-time All-American.

“We are all very pleased to have Mike Woodson as the person in charge of our program,” Knight said in a statement after Mike Woodson took over the Indiana program. “He will do an excellent job. He will be an outstanding disciplinarian and teacher working with his team. I’ve never known a better person than Mike. He is just a great man.”


Follow Hoosier Illustrated on Twitter @Indiana_FRN to stay up to date on all of the news, updates and coverage of Indiana University athletics. 

Alec Lasley is the owner of Hoosier Illustrated, a comprehensive site covering news, updates and recruiting for Indiana University athletics. Alec has covered Indiana for six years and is a credentialed media member. He has previously worked for both Rivals and 247Sports.