Days of Knight: How the General Changed My Life

By Kirk Haston | Go to book overview

13
Friendship Tolerance

When I think back of all my time with Coach Knight, a lot of moments come to mind, but one of the coolest took place on January 20, 1999. Coach Knight had requested that Dane Fife and I come over to his office (aka “the cave”) on the lower level of Assembly Hall. It was about as different a setting as you could imagine compared to the brightly lit, well-furnished office he used upstairs in Assembly Hall. Just a few days earlier, we won a double-digit victory at Purdue, but we had learned in the past that a good victory didn’t automatically provide a safe haven from criticism.

As Dane and I headed for our meeting with Coach Knight, we knew that there was a good chance that we would be spending the next few minutes going over our mistakes from the Purdue game and Coach’s corrections. Dane and I walked into the office and shut the door behind us. I noticed Coach was in the middle of watching game film and thought to myself, “Yep, we are definitely in for a film session showcasing our mental errors from the Purdue game.”

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Table of contents

Table of contents

  • What Others Are Saying about Days of Knight 1
  • Title Page 7
  • Contents 10
  • Introduction 13
  • 1 - If the Game Doesn’t Fit … Then You Didn’t Commit 17
  • 2 - Tennessee Knight Game 23
  • 3 - The Day after Knight 38
  • 4 - Welcome to B-Town Greenhorn 44
  • 5 - A Hall of Fame Kind of Day 55
  • 6 - Talking about Practice 66
  • 7 - Hoosier Family Counseling 86
  • 8 - This Is … Assembly Hall 102
  • 9 - Close to Greatness & Close to Great Failures 129
  • 10 - Let the Games Begin 139
  • 11 - Phone Call 146
  • 12 - An Intolerable Policy? 162
  • 13 - Friendship Tolerance 172
  • 14 - Number 1 Comes to Town 182
  • 15 - Day Camp and Knight Chats 190
  • 16 - Image Is Something, but Not Everything 208
  • Acknowledgments 219
  • Bibliography 222
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