Former Indiana Hoosiers Coach Bobby Knight Selling Rings, Olympic Gold Medal

By joshdhani

It looks like former legendary Indiana Hoosiers basketball head coach Bobby Knight may have grown tired of some of his accolades laying around the house, so why not auction them off and sell them? According to the Associated Press, the Hall-of-Fame coach will be selling off his championship basketball rings and his Olympic gold medal.

All of the coach’s memorabilia will be auctioned off at the Steiner Sports Memorabilia, which will run through December 5. Steiner Sports will also include jersey worn by former MLB’s New York Yankees‘ pitcher Don Larsen from when he pitched a perfect game in the World Series, according to the report.

Knight will be selling all of his rings from which he won in 1976, 1981 and 1987. Knight helped lead the Hoosiers to major success in 1976 when he led the Hoosiers to a perfect record and winning it all.

The 1981 Isiah Thomas-led would go on to win it all by knocking off North Carolina in the championship. In 1987, the Hoosiers went 30-4 with a team led by Keith Smart and Steve Alford. That team went on to beat the Syracuse Orange by one point in the championship game.

Knight also helped Team USA win the gold medal in the 1984 season, leading the team to a 8-0 record to win it all. It also featured members of the globally-recognized 1992 Dream Team that featured Michael Jordan, Patrick Ewing and Chris Mullin. Along with the gold medal being auctioned off, Knight’s warm-up jacket will also be included.

Knight also coached at Army and Texas Tech before officially retiring with 902 victories, the most ever at the time for a coach before Duke‘s Mike Krzyzewski broke it recently.

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