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For thirty three years, Championship Productions has had highly anticipated releases of new instructional books, videos and DVDs featuring coaching and sports legends like John Wooden, Dan Gable, and Dean Smith. But on Friday, July 17th, there was a special ‘buzz in the air’ at Championship Productions. July 17th was the day the long-awaited Bob Knight DVD sets, three of them, were finally available for purchase online at www.ChampionshipProductions.com.
“By noon, we had seen a major shift in the ordering patterns … it quickly became a Bob Knight event!” said Craig Rover, the General Manager of Championship Productions. “An event that seems to show no sign of slowing down anytime soon.”
Bob Knight, the legendary Indiana and Texas Tech basketball coach, had done some instructional videos, over twenty years earlier, while at Indiana University, where he won 3 NCAA titles. Back then, Championship Productions sold Knight’s videos through their monthly coaching catalog and they remained popular into the early nineties. As Coach Knight transitioned from his legendary Indiana career to Texas Tech, and created a resurgent new tradition in the Texas Tech men’s basketball program, ultimately becoming the all-time Division 1 coach in terms of wins, the Bob Knight interest and buzz was fanned once again.
For the past several years, a common question was, “When will you guys shoot a new series with Coach Knight?” says Thom McDonald, the Director of Coaching Education who successfully recruited Coach Knight to ‘come out of retirement’ to leave a lasting legacy of education and instruction on DVD. “Coach Knight was really terrific to work with and he knows that his experience is highly prized by coaches all around the world as he still appears at coaching clinics and talks to many coaches at all levels.”
McDonald adds, “The three DVD sets are not only highly anticipated because they feature Coach Bob Knight, but also because of the topics … he did one series on his ‘trademark’ Man to Man Defense, a series on his highly-successful, time-tested Motion Offense, and the final DVD series, nearly four hours of instruction, may be his best – Practice Planning and Mental Toughness Drills. They are incredible!”
The Bob Knight DVD collection is available, exclusively, at www.ChampionshipProductions.com
Championship Productions is the world’s leading producer/distributor of instructional sports DVDs in over 20 sports. Founded in 1976, Championship Productions in headquartered in Ames, IA.
We have recently produced two new basketball DVDs featuring Kevin Boyle. Boyle is the Head Basketball Coach at St. Patrick’s High School (NJ). Boyle has compiled more than 500 career victories and was named the USA Today National Coach of the Year in 2007 and New Jersey Coach of the Year in 2009. His teams have won the New Jersey State Championship four times since 2003. Boyle is one of only three coaches in the nation with the elite “Team Jordan” Nike Grassroots Basketball Program. He is one of the top coaches at the prestigious NIKE All-American Camp and a sought after clinician across the country and abroad.