Coach Bobby Knight Praises Negative Thinking

Monday, July 01, 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 [5]

Kevin P. from Brooklyn

Leonard must be on vacation because this is a rebroadcast. Even if he says so in the recording, it would be nice if you would note reruns in the text on the show and segment pages.

Jul. 01 2013 03:07 PM
jonn knoxx

This is the most zzz.... borrrinnnng....zzzzz... zzz... zzz....

Jul. 01 2013 01:55 PM
Kraig in Manhattan

I agree with Mike.

Jul. 01 2013 01:42 PM
suzinne from bronx

The man who threw chairs - one of the worst guests EVER!

Jul. 01 2013 01:40 PM
Mike in Manhattan from Manhattan

Bobby Knight? Really? Why would you have this man on your show? He won basketball games, so what? He was abusive towards his young players, which is made even worse by his success - other coaches across the country on the college and high school level emulated him and justified yelling at their players as a necessary component of being a "winner". Will he throw a chair across your broadcasting studio? Will he grab you by the throat? Those are the kinds of things he did while he was on TV. What about what he did behind the closed doors on a regular basis? Why give this man a forum? Unless his book is a letter of contrition and apology, this is despicable.

Jul. 01 2013 12:09 PM

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