Bobby Knight enjoyed a host of accomplishments during his coaching career. But now that he’s north of 70, he’s clearing some of the clutter.
The 71-year-old Knight, who will call SEC basketball games for ESPN during the 2012–2013 season, is selling all three of his national championship rings from his time at Indiana (1976, ’81, ’87), his 1984 Olympic gold medal and other assorted trophies, jackets and memorabilia.
Higher-ups from Steiner Sports, who Knight contacted to evaluate the value off his memorabilia, said that Knight does not have financial problems and that, in fact, he wants to give some of the proceeds to his grandchildren and charities.
Now the race is on to see who winds up with the championship rings and gold medal: A Hoosiers fan who wants to cherish them or a Kentucky fan who wants to melt them down out of spite.