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Knight considering Stallings’ offer

 Kevin Stallings (TNS)

Kevin Stallings (TNS)

Kevin Stallings (TNS)

By Steve Rotstein | Staff Writer

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New Pitt men’s basketball head coach Kevin Stallings confirmed Tuesday morning that he offered Brandin Knight the opportunity to stay on as assistant coach next year.

On a TribLIVE radio broadcast Tuesday, Stallings said he offered Knight the position earlier that morning. Knight, former head coach Jamie Dixon’s top assistant this past season, had not accepted or declined the offer as of Tuesday evening.

“I offered him the job this morning, we met yesterday, and he asked if he could get back with me tomorrow and I said certainly that would be fine,” Stallings said on TribLIVE Sports Talk Radio. “I think that I’ll hear from Brandin sometime tomorrow … I told him to talk it over with his family and get back to me.”

In 2003, as a star point guard at Pitt under Ben Howland, Knight led the Panthers to a Big East Men’s Basketball Tournament title as well as two Big East Conference regular season titles and two Sweet Sixteen berths in 2002 and 2003.

Knight spent the past eight seasons as an assistant coach under Dixon after a brief professional career.

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Knight considering Stallings’ offer