Legendary college basketball coach Bob Knight died this week at age 83, his family confirmed Wednesday. The world of basketball is taking some time off the court to remember the coaching icon.

Knight won 902 games as a college coach, leading teams at West Point, Indiana and Texas Tech. But it was as at Indiana where his status was cemented, winning a school-record 661 games and making the NCAA Tournament 24 times. He took home three national championships.

In an interview, former Syracuse basketball coach Jim Boeheim — who lost to Knight's Indiana team in the 1987 national championship game — called Knight the smartest guy he's ever known.

"He did crazy things, and sometimes he did them on purpose," Boeheim said. "That's who he was. He was a great coach, and his players loved him. And the bottom line, he was tough on his players and a lot of people didn't like that, but everybody who played for him was 100% all in, that he made them better players and better people."

Longtime Duke basketball coach Mike Krzyzewski, former head coach of the Army program and a West Point cadet and player when Knight coached there, also took time to remember Knight.

"We lost one of the greatest coaches in the history of basketball today. Clearly, he was one of a kind," Krzyzewski said. "Coach Knight recruited me, mentored me and had a profound impact on my career and in my life. This is a tremendous loss for our sport, and our family is deeply saddened by his passing."