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Bob Knight Tight Lipped About Coaching Rumor

Last updated on Tuesday, February 3, 2009

(UNDATED) - Former Indiana coach Bob Knight isn’t saying that he wants to coach at the University of Georgia.

Instead, his friends are talking for him. ESPN analyst Dick Vitale voiced his desire for the Bulldogs, who fired Coach Dennis Felton last week, to hire Knight and his 902 career wins.

Sunday, The Atlanta Constitution reported that a close source to Knight had inquired about Georgia's level of interest in the legendary but controversial coach. Knight has not addressed the situation directly, only saying that he has never ruled out the possibility of returning to coaching.

The 68 year old is currently working as an analyst for ESPN. Georgia officials have declined comment.

Knight retired abruptly from Texas Tech a year ago, handing the reigns of the Red Raiders over to his son Pat.

Tuesday, the Big 12 Conference reprimanded Pat Knight for storming the floor during Texas Tech's loss to Nebraska Saturday. Pat Knight, who was given two technicals and ejected from the game, was "publically reprimanded" for the incident, but will not face further penalty. Big 12 Commissioner Dan Beebe recognized Pat Knight's "past commitment to sportsmanship" as the reasoning that no further penalty was necessary.

Texas Tech is 11-10, and just 1-5 in Big 12 play.

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