Tuesday, March 18, 2003

Bobby Knight's son applies for Wright State job

The Associated Press

FAIRBORN, Ohio - Pat Knight, son of Texas Tech coach Bobby Knight, has applied for the head coaching job at Wright State.

Pat Knight, 32, is one of his father's assistant coaches at Texas Tech.

"What I've learned from him is some kids you've got to pat on the back, other kids you have to chew out, other kids you don't pay attention to and they respond to that," he said. "I call it the bend-and-sway philosophy."

Knight said he could recruit good players at Wright State because the school can draw from Ohio, Illinois and Indiana, and he pointed out he would have "connections in Texas."

Knight played for his father at Indiana from 1991-95; was a scout for the NBA's Phoenix Suns; an assistant coach with the CBA's Connecticut Pride; head coach of the IBA's Wisconsin Blast; and was an assistant at the University of Akron.

In 2001, he rejoined his father at Texas Tech, where his responsibilities include recruiting, practice and game preparation.

Kentucky Wesleyan coach Ray Harper also has applied, and Wright State expects more applications.

Former coach Ed Schilling, whose teams were 75-93 in six years, was fired two weeks ago.

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