Bobby Knight said integrity is lacking in college basketball and cited Kentucky coach John Calipari as an example.

During a fundraiser for the Indiana Basketball Hall of Fame last night, Knight said he doesn't understand why Calipari is still coaching.

"We've gotten into this situation where integrity is really lacking and that's why I'm glad I'm not coaching," he said. "You see we've got a coach at Kentucky who put two schools on probation and he's still coaching. I really don't understand that."

Both of Calipari's former schools - Massachusetts and Memphis - were sanctioned by the NCAA for violations committed during his tenure.

Knight, the former Indiana and Texas Tech coach who won a record 902 games, did not elaborate or take questions from reporters.


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