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Bob Knight, Gene Keady to speak together Final Four weekend

Former Indiana basketball coach Bob Knight has multiple speaking engagements in Indiana this month, including one in Bloomington and another Final Four weekend with former Purdue coach Gene Keady.

Former Indiana basketball coach Bob Knight has multiple speaking engagements in Indiana this month, including one in Bloomington.

Knight will speak at Bloomington North High School on Thursday, March 30, and will join Purdue coach Gene Keady on Friday, March 31, for an event at the Center for the Performing Arts in Carmel on Final Four weekend.

Knight, who has not returned to Indiana University since his firing in September of 2006, and Keady have appeared together in the past.

Tickets for the Knight-Keady event in Carmel start at $35 and will be available here: http://www.thecenterfortheperformingarts.org/tickets/production.aspx?PID=5917.

Tickets for the Knight event at Bloomington North go on sale today at 1 p.m. and will be available here: https://ticketracker.com/store/selecteventtickets/105838. Limit of six per person.

Sponsorship opportunities are available for the Bloomington North event. For information on those, contact Bloomington North athletic director Andy Hodson at ahodson@mccsc.edu or by phone at 812-330-7831.

Both events will be moderated by longtime Bloomington Herald-Times writer Bob Hammel, who has co-authored two books with Knight.

Knight and Keady went head to head 41 times as coaches with Keady holding a 21-20 edge.

Knight led Indiana to three national titles while Keady coached Purdue to six Big Ten titles.

Both Knight and Keady are multiple winners of the Big Ten and national Coach of the Year awards and are members of the National Collegiate Basketball Hall of Fame and the Indiana Basketball Hall of Fame.


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