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Report: Former IU basketball coach Bob Knight hospitalized with illness

According to multiple reports, legendary former IU basketball coach Bob Knight has been hospitalized in Bloomington with an acute illness.

Rick Bozich of WDRB in Louisville appears to have reported the news first on Sunday evening.

According to the reports, a message was sent to former IU basketball players informing them of the news. The letter asked for prayers for the 82-year-old Knight.

The message indicated Knight had been admitted Friday evening, and the hope is he’ll be able to return home sometime soon.

Knight coached Indiana from 1971 to 2000.  He led the Hoosiers to three national titles and 11 Big Ten titles.

A member of the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame and National Collegiate Basketball Hall of Fame, Knight won 902 games during his coaching career. That currently ranks fifth all time.

Knight made an appearance at an IU baseball game in the spring of 2019 and moved back to Bloomington a few months later.

After 20 years away from the program, the 82-year-old Knight returned for a game in 2020.  He has since become a regular at practice after his former player Mike Woodson became the head coach.

The IU basketball players got an extra boost of energy having Bob Knight around this year

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