Now’s the time for former IU coach to return

Emma DeHart, Sports Reporter

After the Charlotte Hornets’ center, Cody Zeller, and Orlando Magic’s shooting guard, Victor Oladipo, graduated from Indiana University in 2013, the team has gone downhill. However, nothing says that that team was ever better than when former head coach Bob Knight was at IU.

During the Knight era, IU men’s basketball went 662-239 with a .735 winning percentage. As of now, the program is 101-97 with a .104 winning percentage with head coach, Tom Crean.

In the first six seasons of Crean’s career, his team has reached as far as the Sweet 16 in the NCAA tournament. In the first season of Knight’s career he took his team to the Final Four.

Not only did Knight have a better winning percentage or a better outcome in the tournament, Knight had a better bond with players.

Former player, AJ Guyton, wrote a letter to Knight after he found out that IU was going to keep his coach from attending the induction ceremony on Nov. 7 of this year.

The letter showed that Knight was truly attached to the players. Guyton claims that he feels IU basketball just isn’t the same and that the community isn’t the same since Knight has left.

Crean is a good coach and has potential to turn the program around, but he will never be anything close to Knight. Crean does not have as good of an environment for IU people.The fans are not as attached as they used to be when the team was going to the Final Four and winning National Championships.

No matter who it is, no coach will ever throw a chair as well as Knight did.