Brandin Knight declines Stallings’ offer

By Elizabeth Lepro | Assistant Sports Editor

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Former assistant basketball coach Brandin Knight announced Thursday that he will not return to Pitt’s court next season.

A few days after new Pitt basketball head coach Kevin Stallings Knight a position on his staff, Knight announced over Twitter Thursday that he would not accept the position.

Knight did not say where he plans to go instead of Pitt, but said he “plans to continue [his] career elsewhere.”

“Coach Stallings and his staff will do a great job continuing the winning tradition of Pitt basketball,” Knight tweeted, adding that it’s “difficult to leave a place that’s been [his] home for the last 17 years.”

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. He also took the Panthers to 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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