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' Knight then enlisted in the United States Army and accepted an assistant coaching position with the Army Black Knights in 1963, where, two years later, he was named head coach at the relatively young age of 24.
In six seasons at West Point, Knight won 102 games, with his first as a head coach coming against Worcester Polytechnic Institute.
However, Knight has also attracted controversy; he famously threw a chair across the court during a game, was once arrested for assault, and regularly displayed a combative nature during encounters with members of the press.
Knight began his career as a player at Orrville High School.
While at Indiana, Knight led his teams to three NCAA championships, one National Invitation Tournament (NIT) championship, and 11 Big Ten Conference championships.
His 1975–76 team went the entire season and 1976 NCAA tournament without a single loss and remains the only team to accomplished such a feat since then.
That tied the game for us, and Knight ran clear across the floor like a 100-yard dash sprinter and ran right at me and said, 'See there, coach, I should have been in that game a long time ago!
However, in an 83–82 win against Purdue they lost consensus All-American forward Scott May to a broken left arm.
With May's injury keeping him to 7 minutes of play, the No.
In the 1961 NCAA Championship game, Knight came off the bench with on the clock and Cincinnati leading Ohio State, 61-59.
In the words of then-Ohio State assistant coach Frank Truitt, Knight got the ball in the left front court and faked a drive into the middle.
For example, after Army's 66-60 loss to BYU and Hall of Fame coach Stan Watts in the semifinals of the 1966 NIT, Knight completely lost control, kicking lockers and verbally blasting the officials.