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800 reasons why I like Bob Knight

We may agree to disagree, but as Bob Knight closes in on 800 career victories, it's time to reflect on a truly unique and gifted coach.

Updated: February 5, 2003, 12:10 PM ET
By Jay Bilas | Special to ESPN.com

If you ask Bob Knight, and I have, he will say that there is nothing captivating about reaching the 800-win plateau.

He is more interested in preparing for and playing the next game on the Big 12 schedule for its own sake. He is still fascinated and absorbed with the intricacies and nuances of the game, any game, not just a game that could allow him to join an elite group of college coaches.

Well, I think Bob Knight reaching 800 career victories has special significance, because ...

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