Coach Bob Knight Praises Negative Thinking

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Legendary basketball coach Bobby Knight talks about his rebuttal to Norman Vincent Peale’s The Power of Positive Thinking. In The Power of Negative Thinking: An Unconventioal Approach to Achieving Positive Results, he explains why negative thinking will actually produce more positive results, in sports and in daily life.


Bobby Knight

Comments [9]

Goat from Rucker Park

Isn't it strange that since he's become their employee, ESPN has deleted all the negative Bobby Knight clips from it's archives? All of a sudden he's a sage and not a ranting, raving lunatic.

Win at all costs!! Choke your players!! Throw chairs!!! Berate young men!! Humiliate them in front of thousands!!! Basketball is everything, boys!!! This guy is a real-life version of every sports-obsessed a-hole in movie history.

He doesn't even realize that he's part of the system that enables the Sanduskys of the world. Lopate should've asked him if he's proud of Ike Thomas' post-NBA exploits.

Just get off my TV and radio you rotten old creep.

Mar. 13 2013 12:22 AM
kevin from ULS

i agree with knight, the NCAA had no business getting involved in the sandusky child rape situation. that was a strictly legal crimminal matter,not an athletic regulatory issue.

Mar. 12 2013 10:14 PM
kevin from ULS

if he were anything other than a white dude,he'd be reviled. as well he should be.

Mar. 12 2013 09:25 PM
Wayne Johnson Ph.D. from Bk

Are there going to be any questions about abusing players, his firing at I.U.....apparently not?

Mar. 12 2013 01:56 PM
desdemona finch from Colorado

Didn't Bobbie Knight throw chairs when his team didn't win? Is that the kind of behavior we want to encourage? "Winning" as Charlie Sheen showed us isn't all its cracked up to me.

Mar. 12 2013 01:53 PM
Tom from Toronto

Coach Knight, saliva has healing properties. I remember reading this somewhere.

Mar. 12 2013 01:48 PM
antonio from baySide

Question for Mr. Knight...
As a couch would he rather have a player that averages 12 assists a game or one that averages 25 points a game?

Mar. 12 2013 01:45 PM

Mom always said, "talent and a token will get you downtown"

Mar. 12 2013 01:34 PM
Eric from NYC

Choking players gets results!

Mar. 12 2013 01:24 PM

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