If you are a fan of college basketball then you are familiar with all the crazy things Bob Knight was doing during his coaching career. From throwing chairs across the floor during games, to choking one of his players, to cursing out refs beyond belief, his name was always in some drama but he was also one hell of a coach and a successful one at that. One of his former players told a story that we never knew, another crazy one of course, this time involving a gun and practice. Apparently he got his message across though.


Dan Dakich, a former player and assistant under Knight, joined the “Pardon my Take” podcast by Barstool Sports this week and shared the insane story of Knight’s behavior.

He was asked about one of the more crazy things Knight did that maybe we didn’t know and he had a great story.

“People said before I got there that he took a dump on a chair and showed it to the team in the middle of the locker room,” Dakich recalled. “I can’t verify that — I wasn’t there. But he brought a gun to practice once. He brought a shotgun.

“If normal people bring a shotgun to practice, they’re not normal. He’s waving it around and we don’t know if it’s loaded or not. So everybody’s kind of ducking as that shotgun is spinning around, you almost see the wave in reverse. Everybody’s going down because it’s Bobby Knight in practice. Nothing good happens there, man. So that stuck with me forever,” Dakich said.

“This dude’s got a gun at practice. Holy hell,” Dakich remembers thinking.

Funny thing is, considering who we are talking about, this story really isn’t surprising. Knight’s tactics eventually got on the bad side of the administration and cost him his job but he did things his way, no matter what.