Nov. 27, 2012; Tuscaloosa, AL, USA; Lamar Cardinals coach Pat Knight answers questions about being ejected during a press conference after a 75-47 loss to the Alabama Crimson Tide at Coleman Coliseum. Mandatory Credit: Kelly Lambert-USA TODAY Sports

Lamar fires head coach Pat Knight

The Lamar Cardinals fired men’s basketball head coach Pat Knight on Sunday. He was in this third year with the program.

To say the Cardinals have struggled so far this season would be an understatement. The team has only won three times in their first 25 games.

Knight, the son of Indiana legend Bob Knight, told reporters he has no regrets:

I did what I wanted to do. I coached a team in the NIT [at Texas Tech] and I coached a team in the NCAA. I wanted to prove I could do this for my last name. I should have gotten out after the NCAA. But you’re sitting there and have a chance to build a team from scratch. You decide to do it and didn’t get it done quick enough. So you get fired. That’s it. I have no regrets. I’m proud of what I did. I should have done it. You feel loyal to a place after you’re fired from a place. We lost eight out of our top 10. We tried it and didn’t work (ESPN).

Tic Price will serve as Lamar’s interim head coach for the remainder of the season.

[Source: ESPN]

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