Pat Knight, son of the late Bob Knight, posted a brief message of gratitude for the support his family has received over the last few days since his father passed away.
Pat played for his father at Indiana from 1990 to 1995. The younger Knight also served as an assistant coach under Bob. He currently works as a scout for the Indiana Pacers.
In his message, Pat conveyed who he thought his father who pick first to play for him if he could pick a team in the afterlife.
Pat included a photo of his father holding him when he was a very young boy.
Here’s Pat’s message, published on the Bob Knight legacy website:
I just want to thank everybody for the love and support you have shown my family during this difficult time. It has been unbelievable.
I also want to thank the Indiana Pacers Organization for going above and beyond in supporting and giving me the freedom to help take care of my dad.
I want all the former players, managers, and assistant coaches to know that he really loved you all. I know my dad is in a better place now coaching and fishing. I guarantee the first player he picked to coach on his team was John Havlicek.
Lastly, I am proud to have the trifecta of being his son, player, and assistant coach. But I’m really proud that I just got to call him Dad. Once again thank you all from the bottom of my heart!
– Pat Knight