Bob Knight's celebrity roast quite the event

Isiah Thomas and Steve Alford, now college coaches after enduring plenty of tongue-lashings from Bob Knight during their playing careers at Indiana, have likely been waiting for this moment for a long, long time.

On Sept. 18 in Hammond, Ind., Thomas and Alford are among those expected to let loose on the former coach at the Coach Knight All Star Celebrity Roast and Toast to benefit Thomas' old high school.

Tickets go on sale later this week at $50-$500 for the right to watch Knight squirm as college basketball figures take their best verbal jabs.

Coaching rivals Jud Heathcote, Johnny Orr and Digger Phelps will be there. Also roasting Knight on behalf of their professions will be referee Dan Chrisman and sports writer Bob Hammel.

Insults will be flying, but for decorum's sake, hopefully not the chairs.