Bob Knight selling rings, medal at auction
NEW YORK (AP) – Hall of Famer Bob Knight is selling his championship basketball rings and Olympic gold medal. A collection of the former coach’s memorabilia will be auctioned by Steiner Sports Memorabilia. It’s part of a sale that features the jersey Yankees pitcher Don Larsen wore while pitching a perfect game in the World Series.
The auction, which has already started for some items, runs through Dec. 5 and will feature Knight’s rings from his three NCAA championship teams at Indiana – the undefeated 1976 season and the ones from 1981 and 1987.
Steiner Sports CEO Brandon Steiner says Knight wanted to be able to give some of the proceeds to his grandchildren and charities. “He’s just consolidating his stuff,” Steiner said. “It’s going to be a really cool auction because he was a very detailed saver.”
The company will also sell a sports coat and a warmup jacket given to Knight as coach of the gold medal-winning U.S. Olympic team in 1984.
Knight set a Division I record, which has since been surpassed, with 902 wins at Army, Indiana and Texas Tech.