They stand for Dakich

The crowd just stood for interim coach Dan Dakich when he emerged with the rest of the coaching staff from the locker room.

Dakich, in turn, waved in their direction.

Also, Eli Holman, the one Hoosiers not wearing sneakers saying “KS” tonight (he’s in dress clothes) does have on a blue shirt and red tie.

I don’t think he’s wearing that because it is the only thing he had clean.

8 comments

  1. The player sitting out in his blue shirt & red tie, well that’s just a slap of disrespect to Dakich. Get over it-your former Coach broke rules & he knew it! Move forward, grasp your chances of your future and leave the past in the past. We hope our Hoosier players are mature enough to do just that, and to not hold onto a Coach that disresped them and the program to break the rules-NOT a good role model-and doesn’t matter on his coaching abilities. What you do OFF the court is just as important-if not more, than what you do ON it.

  2. Sources said Kelvin Sampson called the Northwestern team and told them they were going down tonight.

  3. OMG. Holman wore a blue shirt and red tie. Do you really think Dakich gives a crap? Was that rant really necessary? Good Lord, of all the things to complain about…..

    Oh, and they wrote KS on their shoes. not a big deal. Let the players show some support for their former coach.

  4. 1. The kid probably doesn’t own anything but a blue shirt and a red tie. I’m guessing Dakich would have lent him a white shirt if he cared.

    2. The KS was not disrespectful. These kids–and please remember they are just KIDS–have had a rough couples of weeks. They aren’t happy about how the administration handled things, so let them express a little feeling. They showed up tonight and played their hearts out. Let them write what they want.

    3. The crowd did a heck of a lot more than “just stand” for Dakich when he came in. Dakich did a lot more than just wave. When Dakich came onto the court, the Hoosier fans sitting in the 200s on the bench side went NUTS. CRAZY. CHEERING. Dakich responded to the crowd by pumping his fist in appreciation. That mutual admiration went on all game long and when the game ended.

    Many of us in the crown tonight remember watching Dakich as a player and then a coach at IU under Knight. The pundits and experts may be saying hiring “a member of the family” might not be a smart move and having Dakich serve as interim coach isn’t a good choice because the players don’t know him well. Well, sometimes you need a little history with an organization to see where the potential lies. This is an emotional time for these kids, they have had a tough week so turn to a guy who knows the school, knows the history, and just might be the right guy for right now.

    Personally, I’m proud of the way this team went out and played their hearts out tonight. I hope it continues for the rest of the Big 10 season and the NCAA Tournament.

    Never daunted, we cannot falter
    In the battle, we’re tried and true
    Indiana, our Indiana,
    Indiana we’re all for you! I-U!

  5. The reader whos ays the blue shirt and red tie is disrespectful to Dan is a complete idiot ! Most of the current players were recuited by mike Davis or Sampson and will always have a connection.

    Fans need to grow up !!!!!

  6. “3. The crowd did a heck of a lot more than “just stand” for Dakich when he came in. Dakich did a lot more than just wave. When Dakich came onto the court, the Hoosier fans sitting in the 200s on the bench side went NUTS. CRAZY. CHEERING. Dakich responded to the crowd by pumping his fist in appreciation. That mutual admiration went on all game long and when the game ended.”

    Oh my god!!! White coach!!! Finally!!! Just like we’ve been dreaming since Coach Knight left!! Now we’ll finally get rid of those criminal hoodlums who write on their tennisshoes!!! OMG I’m scared…they’re NOT WHITE!!!!

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