At 20-1, the 2012-13 Wolverines have drawn comparisons to Michigan’s famous — and often criticized — Fab Five group of freshmen who took the college basketball world by storm in the early 1990s. Former Indiana coach — and current ESPN analyst — Bob Knight? Well, he never saw the point of it.
“I’m not sure what the Fab Five was,” Knight said Thursday during an ESPN broadcast of an Alabama-Arkansas game. “They never won anything.
“They never won a championship, they didn’t get anywhere, they got beat.”
Shortly after ESPN showed a promotion for Saturday’s matchup between No. 1 Michigan and No. 3 Indiana in Bloomington’s Assembly Hall, play-by-play man Rece Davis began to offer a historical perspective on how long it’d been since Michigan had reached the No. 1 spot in a national poll.
And, naturally, the Fab Five’s 1992-93 team — which began the year as the preseason No. 1 — came up.
Knight, as is often the case these days, was not impressed.
“Fab indicates, to me, that you’ve won something,” Knight said.