The hiring of Kelvin Sampson puts Indiana firmly at the polar opposite of the RBK (Robert Montgomery Knight) school of thinking.
Steve Alford and Randy Wittman are IU guys; Sampson is not. Knight has run his programs free of NCAA violations; Sampson, recently, has not. RBK has had an incredibly high graduation rate; Sampson has not. Knight's faction does not believe in using a zone defense; Sampson does in doses. Knight hunts; Sampson plays golf. Knight usually has a dictator's relationship with his players; Sampson's way is to hug, hold hands and cry together.
The true irony of the hire, though, is not just how different the two camps are -- it is in the bitterness between the Knight camp and Sampson that was present long before this hire. In what probably doesn't even qualify as a poorly kept secret at this point, Knight cannot stand Sampson. The feud is one that Sampson has tried to ignore, but it has been around for quite a while.