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Dusty May reflects on death of Bob Knight: 'Truly a legend'

FAU basketball coach served as student manager under Knight at Indiana
Dusty May and Bob Knight split screen of coaches screaming on court
Posted at 5:01 PM, Nov 02, 2023
and last updated 2023-11-02 17:06:39-04

BOCA RATON, Fla. — Florida Atlantic basketball coach Dusty May was among those to pay tribute to the late Bob Knight, who died Wednesday at the age of 83.

May eulogized Knight in a social media post Wednesday night, calling him "truly a legend in every sense of the word."

The 46-year-old Indiana University graduate who now helms the No. 10 Owls never played college basketball, but he was a student manager for the Hoosiers under Knight, who won three national championships there, including the sport's last undefeated season in 1976.

Bob Knight during Indiana Hoosiers basketball game in 2000


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"The impact that he had on me and so many others simply can't be measured," May wrote. "Today we lost one of the greatest coaches in the history of sports."

Upon graduating in 2000 – the same year Knight was dismissed by Indiana after winning a school-record 662 games and 11 Big Ten Conference titles in 29 seasons – May became an administrative assistant and video coordinator for the men's basketball team at the University of Southern California.

May returned to Indiana in the same capacity for the next three seasons, parlaying that into his first assistant coaching job at Eastern Michigan in 2005.

The fiery Knight and May have something else in common. Knight led the Hoosiers to five Final Fours. May led FAU to its first-ever Final Four appearance last season.