IU coaching legend Bobby Knight returns to Assembly Hall

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Former Indiana basketball head coach Bobby Knight, center, makes his first appearance at Indiana University since his dismissal in September of 2000. Knight, is surrounded by former players and staff during a ceremony with the Indiana players of the 1980 Big Ten championship team the halftime of an NCAA college basketball game, Saturday, Feb. 8, 2020, in Bloomington, Ind. (AP Photo/Doug McSchooler)

(WEHT)- Former long-time Indiana University basketball coach, Bobby Knight returned to Assembly Hall as the Hoosiers took on archrivals Purdue in Bloomington.

This marks Knight’s first return to Bloomington since his acrimonious departure in 2000. In 2017, Knight told Dan Patrick that he had no interest in returning to the university. However, Knight was on hand to take part in a halftime ceremony honoring the 1980 Hoosiers squad that won the Big 10.

On the court, things did not go as well for the Hoosiers as they lost their fourth straight, 74-62.

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(This story was originally published on Feb. 8, 2020)

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