Former President Donald Trump recently expressed deep condolences for the passing of legendary basketball coach Bobby Knight. In his heartfelt statement, Trump emphasized Knight’s remarkable qualities beyond his accolades and unparalleled coaching skills. Trump highlighted Knight’s unwavering dedication not only to his team but also to his home state of Indiana and the nation as a whole.
Characterizing Knight as a tough individual with a compassionate heart, Trump underscored the significant impact of Knight’s endorsement during his presidential campaign. According to Trump, Knight’s support seemed to usher in a wave of enthusiasm from the state of Indiana, demonstrating the profound influence and respect Knight commanded within his community.
Trump concluded his message by extending his sympathies to Knight’s family, acknowledging the irreplaceable loss they are experiencing. Trump specifically mentioned Knight’s beloved wife, Karen, and their sons, Tim and Pat, while affirming that Knight’s legacy as a remarkable individual and influential figure in the world of sports and beyond will undoubtedly endure.
The World just lost an incredible person, the Great Bobby Knight. He was not just an award-winning and record-breaking Coach, he was loyal to his Players, to his State, and to our Country—Tough as nails, but a big heart. When he Endorsed me, it was like the whole Great World of Indiana opened up happy and wide. Our hearts and prayers are with his wonderful wife Karen and Sons, Tim and Pat—Their Father was a great man! Donald Trump Truth Social Post 07:06 PM EST 11/01/23
The World just lost an incredible person, the Great Bobby Knight. He was not just an award-winning and record-breaking Coach, he was loyal to his Players, to his State, and to our Country—Tough as nails, but a big heart. When he Endorsed me, it was like the whole Great World of… pic.twitter.com/gFYD357wkr
— Donald J. Trump Posts From His Truth Social (@TrumpDailyPosts) November 2, 2023