Former IU Player Dan Dakich Reveals Real Reason Bob Knight Threw A Chair Onto The Court In 1985

“They just pulled me down to come into the game, and London Bradley made a couple bad calls. So my man went to his sport coat. It was the first time he never wore a sport coat. And Uwe Blab, we’re running out there, he goes, ‘Hey Danny … Coach is gonna get thrown out today.’ I go, ‘What you talking about?’ ‘He’s not wearing a sport coat.’ So, he reached for his sport coat — you really can’t see it on the film — he didn’t have it to throw, so he threw a chair. Dan, I swear to God, Randy Wittman and I one day counted: He threw 52 chairs against the wall in practice one day. So, when he threw the chair, none of us were surprised. It wasn’t a big deal, but apparently it became a big deal.”

Dan Patrick followed up with:

So you think if he had his sport coat there to throw he would have thrown that instead of the chair?

Dakich responded:

Thousand percent. Absolutely. One-thousand percent.

I don’t buy it. Not for a goddamn second.


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