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|Knight Returning to Indiana for Charity Roast
|HAMMOND, Ind. (AP) -- Former Indiana players Isiah Thomas and Steve Alford are among the celebrities set to roast Bob Knight during a charity event.
Organizers say several rivals of the former Indiana coach also will speak at the Sept. 18 event at Horseshoe Casino in Hammond -- including Digger Phelps, Jud Heathcote and Johnny Orr.
Tickets will cost $50 to $500. The roast is a benefit for St. Joseph High School in suburban Chicago, which Thomas attended.
Knight's Indiana teams won three NCAA titles and he set the record for Division I men's basketball victories while at Texas Tech.
Knight has made infrequent public appearances in Indiana since he was fired as the Hoosiers' coach in 2000. Knight was the commencement speaker at Trine University of Angola in May.
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