Former Indiana University basketball coach Bob Knight auction fetches at least $165,000

December 05, 2012

Former Indiana University basketball coach Bob Knight auction fetches at least $165,000

INDIANAPOLIS - Online auctions for most of the memorabilia collection of former Indiana University basketball coach Bob Knight are ending tonight, with the collection set to fetch at least $165,000.

Knight, who currently is an analyst for ESPN, put a substantial stash of memorabilia, including his national championship rings, up for auction in October.

View: Bob Knight collection pictures

Steiner Sports, a New York auction house, is unloading the collection for Knight, with shoes, chairs, clothing and other items part of the collection.

By far the most popular items are the championship rings. As of Wednesday afternoon, the 1987 NCAA championship ring had the highest bid at $25,000.

A 1976 national championship ring had been bid up to $22,500. A 1984 Olympic gold medal was up to $10,000.

Knight told RTV6 in October that he had saved almost everything from his career and wants to part with much of it.




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