Video: Pat Knight Goes Berserk on Officials in Nebraska Game
Apparently feeling that the sport was losing its touch without his father around lately, Texas Tech coach Pat Knight went nutso on Saturday in the loss to Nebraska. As you can see in the video below, he sprints onto the court to politely disagree with the referee’s judgment on a call. Unsatisfied with the waves he had made, Knight went back for an encore. Pretty solid stuff here, just skip ahead to the :45 mark.
I dunno, I’d have to give that a 3.5 on the scale of Knight family blowups. Maybe if he mixed in a chair throw or some physical contact he could have boosted that score by a few points. Good thing he was wearing sneakers in support of the Coaches vs. Cancer week; I’m not sure he would have made as good of time in wingtips.
As for an explanation for the blowup, Knight says he was defending his players:
“Don’t read too much into it, my job is to protect my players. If you all didn’t see what happened, then that’s your fault that you didn’t see what happened. My job is to protect my players and you can only sit there and take so much, so I’ve got to protect my boys. That’s my job.”