|Birth Name:||Patrick Clair Knight|
|Date of Birth:||21/09/1970|
|Age:||50 years old|
|Qualification:||Degree in Sports Management|
|College:||Bloomington High School North|
“That’s a three-point shot!” If you are a fan of basketball, you’ve probably said these words on the court. You may get happy when your friend’s team manages to win a game. But if you are a coach, then there is nothing better than having your own team win.
But the team is only ever great if they have a coach, who is better than them. And basketball coach Pat Knight is, always a few steps ahead of most teams. If you are a fan of Pat Knight and want to know more about him, make sure that you read the article till the end.
Pat Knight’s career as head coach began more than a decade ago. It was 2007 and assumed the position for the team Texas Tech. Pat got the position midway through the season, and there were some high expectations from him. Especially considering the fact that he is the son of the legendary basketball coach, Bob Knight.
However, Pat doesn’t consider himself to be good just because he is the son of someone. Pat is good because he trained for it. His time with Texas Tech lasted until 2011, and despite making it to the quarterfinals of the NIT in 2010, he was let go.
Pat was let go from Texas Tech in 2011 after being together from 2007. Image Source: Pinterest.
After that, in 2011, Pat got the job opportunity to work with Lamar. Knight decided that he will make the best of it, and his way of coaching seemed to have worked. In his first season, Pat guided the team in the NCAA with a 23-12 record. He closed the season with six straight victories and won the Southland Tournament title.
Sadly, he was let go again in 2014 after going 3-22 in his last season. Since then, Pat Knight’s current job is that of a scout for the Indiana Pacers in the NBA.
Pat Knight has been active since 2007 as a head coach in basketball. In fact, Pat Knight’s salary for the games he’s coached is something that will probably shock you.
While Pat was with Texas Tech, his annual salary was that of an average head coach. This isn’t anything amazing, but what came after this surely is. Seeing Pat Knight’s skills, Lamar invited him to be the head coach for their team. As such, he was offered an annual salary of $150,000 and incentives to boot. Without a doubt, Pat agreed.
Lamar’s offer was one Pat decided to take without much thought. Image Source: USA Today.
This brought a huge increase in Pat Knight’s net worth. But his career as head coach isn’t all that adds up to it. Pat Knight’s income source also includes radio and TV shows, endorsements, and consultation contracts with athletic shoes, to say the least.
And so, while the exact amount of Pat Knight’s net worth is under the curtain, it is expected to be quite the hefty sum. As an extra tidbit, Pat Knight’s father, Bob Knight’s net worth is estimated at a grand of $15 million.
Pat Knight was born on September 21st, 1970, to parents Bob Knight and Nancy Falk. But he is not the only one of Bob Knight’s children. Pat Knight’s brother, Tim Knight, works as the executive director at Coaches & Friends For The Military.
Pat Knight’s father, Bob Knight, also served as the head coach for Indiana University from 1971-2000. Despite making a vow never to return back, Bob Knight returned to IU in 2019, marking it as a historic day. After divorcing, Bob Knight went on to marry his current wife Karen Vieth Edgar.
Bob Knight’s return to IU was a historic day in the world of sports. Image Source: Getty Images.
Sometime between the late 1990s to early 2000s, Pat met his soon-to-be wife, Amanda Shaw. It seems that both fell in love at first sight and so tied the knot in 2002.
Despite being married for nearly two decades, Pat Knight’s wife, Amanda Shaw, has not given birth to any kids. And as such news of Pat Knight’s children is yet to be revealed. Fans hope that this news comes soon, and maybe they won’t have to wait too long now.