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Craig Ehlo: Cuban Will Pursue Bob Knight

So we’ve already established that the Mavericks fired coach Avery Johnson in the wake of their first round playoff exit. I always say you have to see what’s out there first before you move on, but perhaps this is best for both parties. Now the question for Dallas becomes who do they hire? There aren’t too many big names out there I can think of, and we all know my buddy LB already took a gig with Charlotte. So where does that leave Dallas? Craig Ehlo joined Arnie Spanier on Sporting News Radio Wednesday and offered this possibility:

I think Mark Cuban will actually go after Bobby Knight. You know he just lives in Lubbock, Texas only 375 miles west of there. Cuban is an Indiana grad and I wouldn’t put it past him to offer something to Bobby Knight if Bobby Knight would be willing.

Let’s see, Cuban could offer something, but I don’t see any chance that Bob Knight takes it. He’s already gone on a limb by taking a job with ESPN, is there really a chance he tries out the pro game? I don’t think Knight wants any part of the professional ballplayer. Bob Knight not being able to pick and choose who is on his team via recruiting? Not a good mix. Not going to happen, though the thought is awesome. And who knows, Cuban could try to make something happen here — he’s all about the splash, and hot damn, this would be a waterfall.


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  • Anders(on) Varejao

    Yeah, I don’t know about this. I seem to remember a history of Bob Knight speaking out and criticizing the NBA a lot. I think he’s one of those college basketball purists.

  • SpinMax

    Bob can’t coach guys with guaranteed contracts. Nobody can.

  • Tim

    That would be the coolest thing EVA

  • http://pointguardu.com NICK

    this would be a mistake in my opinion. Not sure if Knight is really a NBA type of coach.

  • http://algoresbeard.com gpjohn

    i would be a mavs fan for LIFE.