Sat. Sighting: Pat Knight Jabs Hoops-Playing Freeloaders

On the team he coaches, no less. (This is his first year as head coach at Lamar University in Texas. He didn't recruit these six seniors he very publicly excoriates after a loss to Stephen F. Austin University.)

Headcase Bobby Knight is this guy's dad.

Take a watch:

P. Knight: “I’ve never seen more F’s on report cards than I ever have since I got here. Missing classes, being late for workouts, missing workouts. … What I don’t think they understand is all that correlates together. If you’re not going to be a winner off the court, you’re not going to be a winner on the court.”

P. Knight: "We've had problems with these guys off the court, on the court, classroom, drugs. I mean, it's being late for stuff. All that stuff correlates together if you don't win games."

P. Knight: "These kids are stealing money by being on scholarship."

One wonders if Coach Knight and the Mayor of Philly should host an anti-punk confab.

Update: Throwing down the gauntlet does a program good - Knight receives kudos from fellow coaches; more potential recruits have expressed interest in LU; and some of the harshly criticized players responded well to the so-called rant.

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