One of my best memories is him and Bobby going at it after an Indiana game where he called him “a classic bully.” The only guy with guts to say it. And without swearing. #TotalClassOrange, Blue and Lou.
God bless you and thank you for showing the people from Indiana how a coach should act.
One of my favorite Illini basketball memories (and shots( was Lou calling Bobby Knight a classic bully.The Lou Henson teams are one of my favorite memories from living in C-U.
The two that top the list would be
The Eddie Johnson shot to defeat MSU and Magic Johnson to make the Illini the Number One team in the country.
The Nick Anderson buzzer beater to defeat Indiana at Indiana.
Lou - legend.
Lou was not a grudge-holder. He appreciated when Knight said nice things about him and gave him a rocking chair before his last game at IU. I saw a few interviewers later on try to goad Lou into ripping Knight, but he wouldn't and both guys had nice things to say about each other when they faced off in an NMSU-Texas Tech game. Knight was also complimentary of Lou in his book.The thought of Bobby Knight roasting like a marshmallow is appealing, but Lou is such a class act he will probably put in a good word.