November 28, 2023

Young, Braun Honor Coach Knight’s Life and Legacy

WASHINGTON – Last night, the United States Senate passed a resolution introduced by Senators Todd Young (R-Ind.) and Mike Braun (R-Ind.) honoring the life and legacy of Indiana basketball coach Robert Montgomery Knight. The resolution celebrates Coach Knight’s achievements during 29 years at Indiana University, including coaching 11 Big Ten Conference Championship teams, 24 teams to the NCAA tournament, and the last team to go undefeated and win the NCAA tournament during the 1975-76 season.

“Some of my best memories growing up in an IU family were watching games with my Dad, from IU-Purdue nailbiters to Big Ten and NCAA title runs. Bob Knight was a basketball genius who made a tremendous impact on the players he coached, the IU community, and the entire state of Indiana. I’m proud to join with Senator Braun to pay tribute to the life and legacy of The General, who will be remembered on and off the court for generations to come,” said Senator Young.

“Coach Knight embodied so many Hoosier values: perseverance, accountability, and above all hard work. Coach Knight will always be remembered by Hoosiers, and it was an honor to be able to commemorate his life and success with this Senate resolution with Senator Young,” said Senator Braun.

Full text of the resolution can be found here.