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Donovan welcomes the idea of Bob Knight joining SEC



Legendary coach Bob Knight said he has not been contacted by Georgia about its vacant head coaching job, but did not deny he would be interested if the job were offered.

Speaking on the Tirico and Van Pelt show on ESPN radio Monday, Knight said he has had no contact with Georgia athletic director Damon Evans or anyone at the school. Now an analyst for ESPN, he did not rule out coaching again.

"It has to be a situation that I think is right for me and one where I would be right for the university," Knight said. "I have never said that I wouldn't coach again. I've simply said in the past, if the right situation came along, I would be interested."

If Knight decides to join the SEC, Florida coach Billy Donovan said it would be a positive for the league.

"I think the big thing is if he would want to do it, that would be a great thing for the game of basketball,'' Donovan said Monday. "When I was at Kentucky as an assistant we played against his teams all the time and I had great respect for Indiana when he was there. . . . Certainly he's a legendary coach, he's an icon. As college basketball goes, there's no question he's a great teacher and a lot of kids have benefitted from playing for him. And I think it would be great if it's what he wants to do. He loves the game of basketball, he's a really good teacher and it would be probably a positive to have him in any league.''

[Last modified: Wednesday, May 26, 2010 12:47pm]


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