Knight's pupil may put the win record out of reach

Originally Published: December 28, 2006
By Andy Katz | ESPN.com

Dean Smith's career wins record stood for nearly 10 years. Bob Knight's may not last more than five.

It all depends on how long Knight coaches. If he decides to cut his tenure short in the next year or so, his successor on the all-time Division I wins list -- who may very well be his pupil -- could pass him early in the next decade.

"I don't think the record will last very long, certainly not as long as it did until Dean caught up [with Adolph Rupp 15 years after Rupp retired]," Arizona ...

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