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Bob Knight nominated for ESPY Award

Head Coach Bob Knight is nominated for Best Record Breaking Performance.
Head Coach Bob Knight is nominated for Best Record Breaking Performance.

June 27, 2007

Lubbock, TX - Red Raider head coach Bob Knight has been selected as a 2007 ESPY Award nominee in the category of Best Record Breaking Performance. The ESPY Awards are the one night each year where individuals from all sports join together to celebrate the best moments of the year.

One of those celebrations took place in Texas Tech's United Spirit Arena on January 1, when the Red Raiders topped New Mexico, 70-68, in front of a sold out crowd and an ESPN audience as Bob Knight achieved his 880th career win passing retired North Carolina coach Dean Smith for the most career NCAA Division I men's college basketball victories.

Coach Knight led the Red Raiders to a 21-13 record this season and an appearance in the NCAA Tournament, marking the 28th time a Knight-coached team has made the prestigious tournament field - the top mark among all coaches. He is the only coach to win the NCAA, the NIT, the Olympic Gold, and the Pan-Am Gold. Bob Knight's Texas Tech record currently stands at 126 - 74, while his overall coaching record is 890 - 363.

The nominations were announced to the public on Monday, June 25. Fans have the opportunity to select the winners in each category by voting online at, keyword ESPY through July 7 at midnight (ET).

Bob Knight, Texas Tech Men's Basketball
Michael Phelps, Swimming
Kelly Slater, Surfing
LaDainian Tomlinson, San Diego Chargers

All proceeds from the ESPY Awards and related events benefit the V Foundation for Cancer Research in memory of the late Jim Valvano.



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