VIDEO: Bob Knight is Still a Maniac and Legit Tried to Wrestle Dick Vitale on Television

Bobby Knight tackles Dickie V in his return to Assembly Hall in Bloomington, Indiana
Bobby Knight tackles Dickie V in his return to Assembly Hall in Bloomington, Indiana

Bob Knight is 79 years old, but you wouldn't know it based on this interaction with ESPN's Dick Vitale. The two former longtime head coaches are actually longtime friends, if you can believe it, but in Knight's long-awaited return to Assembly Hall in Bloomington on Saturday, the elder of the two men seemingly tried to wrestle the other to the ground -- and nearly succeeded.

So, where does Bob Knight place in the 12uppercut Universal Pound for Pound Rankings?

Knight's falling out with the Indiana program was well-documented at the time, as he was fired in 2000 only to take the head coaching position at Texas Tech. However, in his advancing age, Knight has moved back to the Bloomington area and even flirted with a return to an IU basketball game before today's big homecoming.

Saturday marks a special occasion at IU, as the program is honoring the 40th anniversary of Knight's 1980 Big Ten Championship team, which featured the likes of Isiah Thomas.

Two decades after his unceremonious exit, Knight is back where he belongs.