Bobby Knight Says New Rule Hurts Integrity Of College Basketball - NewsOn6.com - Tulsa, OK - News, Weather, Video and Sports - KOTV.com |

Bobby Knight Says New Rule Hurts Integrity Of College Basketball

Updated:
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) _ Texas Tech coach Bob Knight doesn't like the new rule that says players must be at least one year removed from high school before entering the NBA.

Knight Monday called it, quote, ``the worst thing that's happened to college basketball since I've been coaching.''

Knight is the winningest college coach of all time.

In the Big 12, it might be called the Kevin Durant Rule -- after the Longhorn freshman who's electrified fans and leads the conference in both scoring and rebounding.

The rule, instituted last year by the NBA, means super-talented players must wait at least one year rather than jumping into the pros right out of high school.

Many coaches have hailed this new approach as a blessing for the college game, because it lets NCAA schools showcase their abilities at least for one season.

Knight said during the Big 12 conference call that you'd end up with a kid going to school for one year and playing basketball -- and he doesn't even have to go to class.

Knight says that has a tremendous effect on the integrity of college sports.
Powered by Frankly
News On 6
303 N. Boston Ave.
Tulsa, OK 74103
Newson6.com is proud to provide Oklahomans with timely and relevant news and information, sharing the stories, pictures and loves of Oklahomans across our great state.
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2017 KOTV. Oklahoma Traveler™ is a registered trademark of Griffin Communications. All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy, and Terms of Service, and Ad Choices.