I read John Feinstein's A Season on the Brink when it was first published in 1986. My dad was a fan of Bob Knight and the Indiana Hoosiers and it rubbed off on me. I followed Knight through much of his career. Casual observers tend to think of him only in extreme terms: incredible coach or angry loudmouth. I think Knight deserves a much more nuanced and fairer evaluation.
Season on the Brink is still, in my mind, one of the best pieces of sports biography and writing.