TEXAS TECH COACH
Knight took over
coaching duties from his father, Bob, who retired on Feb. 4. Pat got his first
win last week, an 84--75 upset of Kansas State.
Dan Patrick: So,
do I have to call you Coach Knight?
Pat Knight: No,
sir, you can call me Pat.
DP: Your first
win—what did you do to mark the occasion?
PK: I took the
whole staff out to a bar, had a couple of beers and a cigar.
DP: Dad wasn't
PK: No. Dad's not
a real big beer drinker. The funny thing is, all the players that ever played
for him, none of us still have guts enough to drink in front of him. So no, he
was not invited.
DP: Does he offer
advice or does he wait for you to ask advice?
PK: He actually
waits, which people are going to find hard to believe. He's like, "It's
your program now. I'm hands-off."