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Was Bob Knight drinking a beer while broadcasting the Duke game?

November 16, 2011 |  8:56 am


Legendary Coach Bob Knight was on hand at Madison Square Garden on Tuesday night as his record for most coaching victories went down in flames. Duke Coach Mike Krzyzewski passed him as the winningest Division I college basketball coach when the No. 6 Blue Devils defeated Michigan State, 74-69.

In fact, Knight was working the game as an analyst for ESPN. And it appears the sadness of losing his record may have gotten to him, as there was a shot of him drinking what appeared to be a beer during the game.

OK, it's possible it's something besides beer. Iced tea, perhaps? But there isn't a lot of iced tea sold at sporting events, and it's fun to imagine Knight pounding down a brew while working.

I imagine Coach Knight as a Budweiser guy myself. Maybe Dos Equis though, and he can give "The Most Interesting Man in the World" a run for his money.

Hopefully this post won't entail a visit or phone call to our department from Coach Knight. It's all in good fun, coach. But if you are reading this and are unhappy, my name is T.J. Simers. If you realize this is all in good fun, well, then my name as at the end of this post.


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Photo: Screenshot of the game, with Knight drinking the mystery substance. Credit: @AOliva3 Twitter page.