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Former Indiana coach Bob Knight returns to Assembly Hall

Bob Knight is back in Assembly Hall.

For the first time publicly since he was dismissed as Indiana men’s basketball head coach in September 2000, Knight has returned to the arena he once towered over as a coach.

The occasion for Knight’s return was a rivalry game Saturday afternoon between Indiana and Purdue.

It had been confirmed days prior to the game that former Purdue coach Gene Keady would be in attendance inside Assembly Hall. Saturday’s game will also feature a halftime ceremony honoring the 1979-80 Indiana men’s basketball team that won the Big Ten.