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Who should play
Bobby Knight?


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Bobby Knight
Bobby Knight
ESPN is making a movie about Bobby Knight and the 1985-86 Indiana Hoosiers, and Page 2 solicited your help to cast some key roles in the film about the volatile basketball coach.

Below are some of the best suggestions from hundreds of messages sent in by Page 2 readers for choices to play the lead role of Knight. Check out the suggestions, then vote in the poll at left to move to the candidates who readers suggested should portray Steve Alford.

We'll reveal the winning choices for each role next week.

Based on "Season on the Brink: A Year with Bob Knight and the Indiana Hoosiers," the best-selling book by John Feinstein, ESPN's first made-for-TV production is due to air March 10.

John Voight

Voight would show a more intellectual Knight, but he can still rage with the best of 'em!
Anchorage, Alaska

Jack Nicholson

"The Shining" proves his unpredictablity, while "A Few Good Men" shows Jack can be a fiery disciplinarian too.
Thomas Brown
South Bend, Ind.

Robert De Niro

"Are you back-talkin' to me?"
Brandon Clare
New York

Marlon Brando

He has the girth. ... and he could command Lucca Brazi to strangle people for him.
Yobo McNugget
Indianapolis, Ind.

Alec Baldwin

Alec looks somewhat like Knight at that age and can do the irrational rage thing very well on screen.
Eric J. Fitch
Marietta, Ohio

Nick Nolte

Another aging lunatic who bears resemblence to The General.
Andrew Adams
Madison, Wis.

Gary Busey

He's a fiery, weathered actor who has experience playing a misanthropic anti-hero ("Point break," "The Firm").
Matt Mulka

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