LUBBOCK -- Texas Tech basketball coach Bob Knight has resigned today -- effective immediately.
The program will be turned over to his son, Pat Knight, who was
named head coach-designate in 2005.
Knight's resignation was first reported by the Lubbock
Knight has 902 career wins, more than any coach in the history
of Division I men's basketball. Win Number 900 came last month
against Texas A&M.
The 67-year-old Knight has been a head coach for 42 years at
three Division I schools.
He got his 100th victory at Army, then moved to Indiana, where
his Hoosiers went 662-239 and won three national championships from
His first NCAA title came in 1976 when Indiana went undefeated,
a feat no team has done since.
In 1984, he coached the U.S. Olympic team to a gold medal in Los
Knight, known as much for his fiery temper as his coaching
brilliance, joined Texas Tech in March 2001, six months after being
fired by Indiana.
Tech spokeswoman Sally Logue Post says Knight's coaching record speaks for itself.
She says Knight's love for basketball is clear, but most
importantly his love for teaching and the students has been a
hallmark of his tenure at Texas Tech.