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Pat Knight Fired by Lamar....Next Stop West Lafayette????


After two utterly dreadful seasons at Lamar, Pat Knight, the son of Bob Knight, was relieved of his duties as head coach. As it stands now his head coaching resume from his time at Texas Tech and Lamar is mediocre at best and downright poor at worst. As Bob Knight's son he has certainly been afforded opportunities that most other basketball coaches struggle their whole life to get, yet today Pat Knight is at a career crossroads with minimal Division 1 hire-ability or appeal. So what does Pat Knight do, where does he go? Does he make the jump to broadcasting, the salvation sanctuary for bad and rogue coaches alike, in a place like the B1G network, or is coaching so much in his blood he will look to land somewhere, perhaps as an assistant coach? Could that somewhere be Purdue, where Matt Painter is a good friend who could extend a helping hand? Would such a move shift the tectonic plates of Indiana basketball fandom ever so closer to the bizarro world, a son of Bob Knight bleeding Old Gold and Black????

Quick Edit: A number of responses are to the effect that why in the world would Painter hire a coach who has failed at the Division I level? Legitimate gripe; however, Matt Painter did just that with the hire of Greg Gary, who was 16-44 (.363 winning %) in two seasons as head coach at Centenary College, at the time a Division I school playing in the Summit League.

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