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Indiana Digs Into Its Past in Search of Return to Glory With Mike Woodson Hire

There was an echo issue on the Indiana University Zoom call Monday that introduced Mike Woodson as the school’s new men's basketball coach, and boy was that ever a metaphor.

The echoes of the Bob Knight Era continue to reverberate in Bloomington—to the point that the school appointed a 63-year-old former Knight player with no college coaching experience to drag the program out of its doldrums. Time is a flat circle at Indiana, where fixating on the past is now seen as the gateway to the future.

How’s this for an echo chamber: A former basketball manager under Knight hires a former Knight player, with considerable urging from another former Knight player.