People: Apr. 1, 2002


A year and a half after the University of Indiana fired Bobby Knight, its legendary bully of a basketball coach, many Indianans still pine for his vitriolic courtside presence. But his successor, MIKE DAVIS, went some way in filling Knight's big sneakers last week when Indiana upset Duke, the defending national champion, 74-73 in the NCAA tournament. Davis grew up in crushing poverty in Alabama and had careers in football and basketball before he started coaching. An African American in a state with a history pockmarked by racism and a stutterer who struggles through press...

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