I worked in Indiana in the late 1980s during peak Bobbie Knight with a lot of IU and Perdue grads in the departments where I worked, and everyone, even fans, readily acknowledged that he was a psycho asshole who threw chairs at people and the like.
Sorry, I only heard about Coach Knight as a walking human caricature.
Indiana seems to have this thing about basketball including genetic predisposition. Who was that like 8 ft tall white guy from French Lick, IN who was sort of a hometown hero and major basketball star? His name will come to me. Very recognizable.
I'm a flabby non sports type so my comments are entirely anecdotal.
Edit: LARRY BYRD
Geez, I'm getting f*cking senile.