Bobby Knight made news earlier this week when it was announced that he would be doing the color on a couple of UK basketball telecasts this season. Now the former Indiana coach is making news for a different reason.
Jim O’Connell of the AP reports that Knight is selling his championship rings and his gold medal to help finance the education of his grandchildren.
A collection of the former coach’s memorabilia will be auctioned by Steiner Sports Memorabilia. It’s part of a sale that features the jersey Yankees pitcher Don Larsen wore while pitching a perfect game in the World Series.
“John Havlicek and I were just talking one day about all the stuff we had accumulated over the years,” Knight said Monday from the Denver airport, referring to his college teammate at Ohio State who went on to a Hall of Fame career with the Boston Celtics. “As we talked we decided the money could be very useful to put our grandchildren through college.”
Knight said he didn’t know what he had accumulated over the years.