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Knight: Plenty of anger immediately apparent
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The perception of Bob Knight is one of an arrogant person with a nasty temper.

But what does Knight's signature really say about his personality? We asked handwriting expert Bart Baggett to analyze Knight's autograph and tell us what it says about the former Indiana coach.

Here's what Baggett found:

General notes: This is the signature of a stubborn, passionate and very angry person. It's one of the most angry signatures I've ever seen. It also shows that he is very dominating and critical.

  The loop at the base of the "B" indicates a person who gives good speeches and has good fluidity of thought. It also shows a desire for responsibility.

  The line in the "K" that extends back into his first name indicates more anger and resentment from his past. The longer that line, the further back the resentment goes -- perhaps as far back as his childhood.

  The extended length of the bottom of the "K" shows good determination.

  The point in the "n" indicates a fast thinker with a brilliant, lightning-fast mind. He's also very impulsive. The size of the "g" shows he has a large imagination and is a good storyteller.

  The triangle at the base of the "g" indicates anger related to his sexual desire and religious upbringing. He is a bit curious and experimental.

  The "t" brace is a sign of stubbornness.

Bart Baggett is one of the leading experts on handwriting analysis in the nation. You can learn more about Baggett's analysis at The autographs in this package were provided to Page 2 by The Sports Collectors Digest Standard Catalog of Sports Autographs by Krause Publications, 2000.

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