Sport: Raging Bull of Basketball

For Bobby Knight, a title—and an off-court tiff

There had been ample warning about Coach Bobby Knight and his Indiana University basketball team. When the Hoosiers rolled into Philadelphia for the final rounds of the N.C.A.A. basketball championships, the team was on a tear, having laid waste to three early round tournament opponents by a total victory margin of 82 points. The coach had kept his mean streak going by insulting journalists, throwing his entire team out of practice and feuding with his star guard, All-American Isiah Thomas. Knight and the Hoosiers lived...

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