Indiana Will Keep Knight on Sidelines
Logan, Bob, Daily Herald (Arlington Heights, IL)
Byline: Bob Logan Daily Herald Sports Writer
Bob Knight won't have to sit out any games if Indiana gets a bid to the NCAA Tournament.
A source close to the situation confirmed the report about the Big Ten's choice of penalties for Knight - one-game suspension or a $10,000 fine.
"Indiana knows the conference will back up (Big Ten commissioner) Jim Delany's decision, so there's no point in appealing," the source added. "The school will pay his $10,000 fine, and that should end the whole thing."
Knight has been on the hot seat for his Feb. 24 outburst about referee Ted Valentine after Illinois beat the Hoosiers.
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Family first: When Danny Ainge, coach of the Phoenix Suns, heard that assistant Roger Reid had never seen his son Robbie play for Michigan, he summoned the former BYU coach.
"That's ridiculous," Ainge told Reid. "We can do without you until Michigan loses a postseason game."
So Roger Reid was in the United Center Friday to watch his son score 12 points in Michigan's quarterfinal victory over Iowa.
Everybody wanted to talk about Robbie Reid breaking the 3-point shooting slump he's been in for most of the Big Ten season. Reid went 4-for-7 on 3-pointers while the Wolverines ousted the Hawkeyes.
But cheerleaders and female fans in the United Center also were intrigued by the black band the handsome Reid wears around his right biceps. It's not a satanic symbol, a sign of mourning or a tribute to his favorite rock band.
"I just like the way it feels," said Reid, who turned down Illinois and Duke and settled on Michigan when he transferred from BYU after his father got fired as coach. …