Coach’s post-game rant after loss to SFA catches national attention

Pat Knight, Lamar head basketball coach and son of coaching legend Bob Knight, tailspins into tirade during post-game press conference.

Visibly riled over a dismal loss, Lamar University Head Basketball Coach Pat Knight never minced words in a post-game press conference that has now gone viral.

After dropping a critical conference game Wednesday to Stephen F. Austin in a 62-52 loss, the first-year head coach lashed out, placing blame on his senior players.

Knight’s heated entrance to the presser set the tone for what would become a more-than 8 minute rant, ushering a player from the interview. “Alright, let’s go. I’m next because you don’t have a clue of what it takes to win. Let’s go. Git.”

Video of the tantrum and transcripts of the interview are being picked up by national media outlets and bloggers across the country. Continue reading