TNA Trying To Sign Basketball Coach Bobby Knight, Bobby Lashley Correction

— It was reported here on the site last night that California-based Zinkin Entertainment & Sports Management had taken on former WWE wrestler Bobby Lashley as a client. This news is incorrect – Zinkin has actually represented Lashley for several years, dating back to 2004 before he signed with WWE.

– TNA Wrestling sent out a text message today to its “TNA Mobile” subscribers that said: “TNA is in talks with coach Bobby Knight….more details to come.” Now, TNA’s official website is reporting that the company is trying to sign controversial college basketball coach Boby Knight:


Total Nonstop Action (TNA) Wrestling is offering its first-ever Head Coaching job to Bob Knight, the all-time winningest Division I men’s basketball coach known as much for his coaching genius as his fiery temper, who resigned Monday in the middle of the season as the Texas Tech coach.

“TNA Wrestling was shocked, like the rest of the sports world, to hear Coach Knight resigned,” said Jeff Jarrett, co-founder of TNA Wrestling, who was a high school and junior college basketball player in Tennessee before becoming a professional wrestler. “Coach Knight is a sports icon and we’d be thrilled and honored to have him join the ranks, to further build TNA Wrestling into a national power, much like he did for Texas Tech.”

Knight, 67, has been a head coach for 42 years at three Division I schools: Army, Indiana and Texas Tech. Knight won three national championships, including his 1976 Indiana team that went undefeated, a feat no team has done since. In 1984, he coached the U.S. Olympic team to a gold medal in Los Angeles.

TNA Wrestling has a lighter schedule than college basketball which should appeal to Coach Knight, Jarrett said, and TNA not only endorses chair-throwing, but has an endless supply of steel chairs.

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