Jebus...i felt that the old warhorse would coach FOREVER!! Love him or hate him...the bastage was/is one of the finest minds in basketball. Temper and all aside..he was a great teacher of the sport. CYA and i will miss the good and bad times.
Can't say it surprises me. C'mon - it's Bobby Knight. You always knew he would leave suddenly - and possibly in a chair tossing snit. Now, I can't wait for him to do color commentary with Billy Packer.
Also, his son Pat is likely to be interim coach now. Maybe he'll get a chance to stay on next season.
Anyway, agree with the OP. He's a great teacher, and a "living legend".