Here's a funny note on the Knight firing. This is Bob Traficant, D-Ohio.
From the Congressional Record, September 13, 2000:
Mr. TRAFICANT asked and was given permission to address the House for 1
minute and to revise and extend his remarks.)
Mr. TRAFICANT. Mr. Speaker, it is no surprise that Bob Knight was fired.
But think about it. Bob Knight's athletes did not rape women, did not commit
murder, did not molest children, did not carry guns, and did not sell drugs.
In fact, Bob Knight's student athletes were most noted for graduating,
winning championships, being gentlemen, and exhibiting discipline and
Beam me up.
Bob Knight was a coach, not a guidance counselor or a spiritual leader.
I yield back all those zero-tolerant, overpaid, IUD administrators that Bob
Knight should have kicked right in the crotch.