Just over two months ago, former Indiana coach Bob Knight delivered a stump speech for Donald Trump, a candidate for the presidential nomination of the Republican party. The Hall of Famer called Trump “the most prepared man in history to step in as the President of the United States.”
Trump, of course, went on to win not only the Hoosier State primary, but also has become the party’s presumptive nominee. He’s now asking Knight to make his case not just to the state in which he won national titles, but to the entire country as a speaker at the Republican National Convention later this month in Cleveland.
The announcement came during a Trump speech Wednesday night in Cincinnati.
Knight won 902 games in his career at West Point, Indiana and Texas Tech. His time with Indiana famously ended after he violated a “no-tolerance” policy placed on him after a string of controversies that are as much a part of his legacy as any achievement on the floor. He retired in 2008 after seven seasons with the Red Raiders.