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|Knight Gets Warm Reception in Indiana
|HAMMOND, Ind. (AP) -- Bob Knight was screaming at players, berating officials and hurling that chair across the court again.
It was all there on that introductory highlight video, prime fodder for a general roasting of "The General."
Back in Indiana a decade after his firing, the former Hoosiers coach was the honored guest this time at a roast to benefit Chicago's St. Joseph High School on Saturday night.
For one night, no one was debating Indiana's decision to fire him 10 years ago. This was a night of unity involving one of the state's and game's most polarizing figures, one dominated by laughter and praise.
A line of dignitaries from master of ceremonies Jay Bilas to George Raveling, Jerry Colangelo and Jud Heathcote sure had fun at his expense.
For that matter, so did Knight.
He jumped onstage at a suburban Chicago casino and jokingly berated Bilas at the start, then got a standing ovation when he was formally introduced minutes later, with one fan screaming, "Welcome back to Indiana!"
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