IU great tells Larry Bird, Bob Knight stories on podcast

Isiah Thomas, the previous NBA and Indiana University star level guard, was just lately a visitor on The Pivot Podcast and spoke about numerous basketball greats, together with Bobby Knight and Larry Bird.

Thomas, who performed two seasons for Knight at IU, informed numerous stories for over an hour, together with one a couple of struggle that just about came about on a recruiting journey between the coach and Thomas’ brother.

“My brother requested Coach Knight, he mentioned, ‘Going right down to Indiana, you might have a whole lot of the (Ku Klux) Klan in Indiana. If one thing jumps off … who’s going to deal with (Isiah)?’ I believed this was a great reply by Coach Knight however my brother did not prefer it. Coach Knight leaned again and he mentioned, ‘Well, if we’re profitable, they’ll look out for him.'”

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