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Knight's reputation turned minor incident into big deal

Updated: November 16, 2006, 1:20 AM ET
By Gene Wojciechowski | ESPN.com

This time it was a small whack to a player's jaw. Before that it was a "Hey, what's up, Knight?" incident. And before that, a throat massage to Neil Reed. A chair stomp. And don't even mention the infamous bootleg video of Knight co-hosting a golf show.

Knight is always on the verge of breaking something: the rules of common sense, the all-time victories record held by Dean Smith, a jaw. He is a human matchstick, always scraping his phosphorus-coated personality against the rough surface, ...

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