Statement from Texas Tech Director of Athletics Gerald Myers
"Bob Knight has done an outstanding
job as Texas Tech’s basketball coach. He has brought more recognition to Texas
"He has won over 900 games during his storied career, the most in the history of NCAA Division I men’s basketball. His legacy to basketball is more than the number of wins he has achieved. Bob has given back to the game of basketball as much or more than anyone who has ever coached the game. No one has participated in more basketball clinics and camps and invited coaches to practices than Bob Knight. He has always made time to help coaches with information and insight into the technical aspects of his coaching philosophy.
"Many great coaches have influenced the game of basketball. Bob Knight’s philosophy and system of offense and defense have been copied and emulated by hundreds and hundreds of coaches at all levels throughout the world.
"I am pleased and excited we have Pat Knight, who is ready to be the head coach of Texas Tech basketball. He will work to give students, fans and alumni a competitive and excited basketball team."