Former men’s basketball coach Bruiser Flynt takes up knitting to fill unemployment | The Triangle

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Former men’s basketball coach Bruiser Flynt takes up knitting to fill unemployment

Apr. 1, 2016
Photo courtesy Lavoy Allen
Photo courtesy Lavoy Allen

On March 7, 2016, Bruiser Flynt was fired as head coach of the men’s basketball team at Drexel University. For 15 years, Flynt was at the helm of the squad that, unfortunately, was unable to make an NCAA tournament appearance at any point during his run, despite a few close calls. With so much time invested, Flynt has found himself understandably bored, facing unemployment for the first time since 2001.

He’s tested the hobby market to fill his days, spending time swimming at his local YMCA, reading, and attempting to improve his short game on the golf course. This week, however, Flynt turned his attention to a new hobby: knitting. Knitting is a common hobby amongst retirees and despite the fact that Flynt is not quite retired, he has pursued the activity as a way to fill his time until another job comes along.

However, all is not well on the knitting front for Flynt and his family. Sources tell The Rectangle that knitting hasn’t come easily to Flynt and he may be close to giving it up all together. Apparently, Flynt struggles with the techniques that are so pivotal to skillful knitting and has found it difficult to finish projects he’s started. According to inside sources, Flynt has attempted to create multiple small blankets, mittens, and scarves. His most recent project, a sweater for his dog Rufus, has apparently intensified Flynt’s growing disdain for the past time, and he might be giving it up for good.

When The Rectangle reached out to Flynt for a comment on the report, he replied with a one line email: “knit is what knit is.”

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