Pat Knight takes on father's role tonight

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The seemingly subdued personality of Pat Knight is a direct contrast to the volatile temperament of his father.

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Llw

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Feb 6, 2008
 
Slap in the face to the fans and all aspiring coaches with the goal of acquiring a Divison-I head coaching job. Others were not even considered because Pat's dad gift wrapped this position for him. He should be ashamed to get a job this way instead of on his own merit.

“Play more golf!!!”

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Feb 6, 2008
 
Izzo got his job the same way. I hope Pat does OK. He deserves it after working with that jacka$$ for all of these years.
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Feb 6, 2008
 
I don't know that he will make it.
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Feb 6, 2008
 
Llw wrote:
Slap in the face to the fans and all aspiring coaches with the goal of acquiring a Divison-I head coaching job. Others were not even considered because Pat's dad gift wrapped this position for him. He should be ashamed to get a job this way instead of on his own merit.
He wasn't ashamed when he accepted his gift wrapped scholarship to IU. His entire adult life has been handed to him. He will not be coaching Texas Tech after next season.
ExMeaSententia

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Feb 6, 2008
 
Pat, throw all the sweater vests in the trash. You're making enough money now to be able to afford a sweater WITH SLEEVES.
Always Half Full

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Feb 6, 2008
 
Chad wrote:
<quoted text>He wasn't ashamed when he accepted his gift wrapped scholarship to IU. His entire adult life has been handed to him. He will not be coaching Texas Tech after next season.
Once again we demonstrate haw far we have fallen as a society. We are delighted by others pains and problems. Then wish failure on others as they begin on a new journey. I would hope that all the shallow, bitter people in our society would look to find joy in other ways than wishing the worst on the "doers" of our society.
Kravitz is Benner Lite

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Feb 6, 2008
 
Chad wrote:
<quoted text>He wasn't ashamed when he accepted his gift wrapped scholarship to IU. His entire adult life has been handed to him. He will not be coaching Texas Tech after next season.
You anti-Knight guys are stupid -- especially the kaintukeeians. Pat did not keep a scholarship from anyone. Like most universities do for children of their faculty and employees, Knight was able to pay a greatly-reduced tuition for Pat.

BTW, UK looks great this year. Get used to it. Gillespie sucks as a coach. And in case you are a stupid UL fan, Pitino is finished as a competitive coach as well.
henry

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Feb 6, 2008
 
This was a way for Bobby to get out before the new administration booted him after this season. Now they have an out. They can say they want a more experienced coach, boot Pat, give him his contract buyout, and the new administration can hire who they want.

Just watch.
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Feb 6, 2008
 
Oh, and The General will be back sooner rather than later.

LLw

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#11
Feb 6, 2008
 
Bob Knight stood for discipline, hard work, never giving up, and earning everything you get.. Unless it's getting a job for his son.
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Feb 6, 2008
 
Chad wrote:
<quoted text>He wasn't ashamed when he accepted his gift wrapped scholarship to IU. His entire adult life has been handed to him. He will not be coaching Texas Tech after next season.
Looks like Chad is moving on from bashing big Coach Knight to bashing little Coach Knight. What a sad little life you must endure.
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Feb 6, 2008
 
someone name one thing Pat Knight has done to EARN this job...besides of course playing for daddy, being asst coach to daddy, getting kicked by daddy.
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Feb 6, 2008
 
henry wrote:
This was a way for Bobby to get out before the new administration booted him after this season. Now they have an out. They can say they want a more experienced coach, boot Pat, give him his contract buyout, and the new administration can hire who they want.
Just watch.
And which coaching great do you think will want to come to Lubbock TX?????? Maybe you have the inside track on someone????
Bigger problems

Indianapolis, IN

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#15
Feb 6, 2008
 
College basketball, war in Iraq, unemployment, global warming, immigration reform, health care costs, over population, food supplies, AIDs, cancer, high blood presure, College basketball. Know I left something out that is equally important. Honestly don't care either way about his retirement or his sons appointment. Really why should anybody.
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#16
Feb 6, 2008
 
I'm sure it wasn't always easy playing and working with one's father. I would have a hard time spending time with my father on a daily basis, especially at work and play and my Dad sure isn't Bobby Knight. Bobby worked hard for years. He deserves a great retirement. I wish Pat all the luck in the world.
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#17
Feb 6, 2008
 
Well I hope Pat has more class than his dad.
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Feb 6, 2008
 
Do you idiots think that maybe the winningest coach in the history of the game has not earned the right to hand pick his successor? Whether it is his son or not is irrelevant.

By that logic Donald Trump should not turn over operations of his companies to his kids.

Pat was given this opportunity and now he will have to perform. If anyone thinks he is in an easy position you are bat@#it crazy. I don't care who you are, having to follow the greatest coach in the history of the game is no piece of cake situation to find yourself in.
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Feb 6, 2008
 
Always Half Full wrote:
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Once again we demonstrate haw far we have fallen as a society. We are delighted by others pains and problems. Then wish failure on others as they begin on a new journey. I would hope that all the shallow, bitter people in our society would look to find joy in other ways than wishing the worst on the "doers" of our society.
Except that he could be taking a job from a truly deserving aspiring coach. He's been given everything in life and has never had to earn anything on his own. Unfortunately some people in life get ahead this way, but Pat is definitely not a 'doer', he's a taker.
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Feb 6, 2008
 
athletic supporter wrote:
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And which coaching great do you think will want to come to Lubbock TX?????? Maybe you have the inside track on someone????
Bobby went to Lubbock only because of his 30 year bud Gerald Myers. TT is not known for having coaching "greats." Changes are coming at TT. It happens at every university, new administration=changes.
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Feb 6, 2008
 
Purdue fan wrote:
Izzo got his job the same way. I hope Pat does OK. He deserves it after working with that jacka$$ for all of these years.
jealous are we???

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