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Former IU basketball coach Bob Knight has 'no interest' in returning to Indiana University

Posted: 12:29 PM, Mar 10, 2017
Updated: 2017-03-10 18:08:36Z

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. -- If  you were still holding out that Bob Knight might soon return to Indiana University for one last reunion with the fans, you can forget it.

Appearing on the Dan Patrick Show Friday morning, Knight shut -- more like slammed -- the door on a return to the university where he coached NCAA men's basketball's last undefeated team.

"I've always really enjoyed the fans, and I always will," Knight said. "On my dying day, I will think about how great the fans at Indiana were ... That in mind, I have no interest in ever going back to that university."

Knight also gave his thoughts on the former administrators at IU, who fired him in 2000.

"As far as the hierarchy at Indiana University at that time, I have absolutely no respect for those people," he said. 

When Patrick brought up that most of those people are gone from IU now, Knight responded by saying, "I hope they're all dead."

Knight coached at IU from 1971-2000 and coached the undefeated team in 1976.

He made headlines last year when he endorsed Donald Trump for president, saying he is the "most prepared man in history" to be president. 

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Watch the interview with Dan Patrick below: