(AP/WANE) — Former Indiana Hoosiers coach Bob Knight is back home on Monday after he was hospitalized over the weekend with an undisclosed illness.
An email from the university about Knight’s health was sent to former Indiana basketball players on Friday asking for prayers.
On Monday, Knight’s son, Pat, made a post on his father’s website saying Knight had been released from the hospital.
“On behalf of the Knight family, we thank you for your thoughts and prayers,” the post said.
The 82-year-old Knight won three national championships, 11 Big Ten titles and 662 games at Indiana before being fired in September 2000 after he allegedly grabbed a student by the arm in a hallway. The incident violated a zero-tolerance policy instituted by the university following an investigation into accusations of physical and verbal abuse made by former player Neil Reed, who died of a heart attack in 2012.
Texas Tech hired Knight in 2001, and he stayed there until retiring in 2008 with a then-Division I record 902 career wins.
Knight was succeeded by his son, Pat, at Texas Tech and moved back to Bloomington in 2019. Then, after vowing never to return to an Indiana University event, he relented on that promise by attending the Hoosiers’ game against Purdue in February 2020, joined by dozens of his former players and former Purdue coach Gene Keady.