Aug. 23, 2006
Knight's appointment completes
"Brandin will be a tremendous asset to our program and we are extremely fortunate to have his assistance,"
Following his Pitt career, Knight played two seasons with the NBDL's Asheville Altitude. He helped lead the Altitude to back-to-back NBDL titles in both 2003-04 and 2004-05. In 2005, he signed a contract with the NBA's Houston Rockets, but suffered an injury two weeks later. Knight has spent the following 16 months in
Knight has coached several AAU teams including a squad that captured the Under-16 Pittsburgh Jamfest title.
A Pitt point guard from 1999-2003, Knight's leadership was largely responsible for Pitt's recent basketball renaissance. Knight helped guide Pitt to two consecutive Big East regular season titles (2001-02 and 2002-03), two NCAA "Sweet Sixteen" appearances (2002 and 2003), the program's first-ever Big East Tournament title (2003), three consecutive appearances in the Big East Championship final (2001-03) and an 89-40 (.690) four-year record. A 2003 Wooden All-America team selection, 2002 Associated Press All-America selection and two-time All-Big East honoree, Knight concluded his career with 1,440 points, 785 assists, 492 rebounds and 298 steals. He earned the Big East's co-Most Valuable Player and Most Improved Player awards after leading Pitt to a 28-5 record in 2001-02. Knight holds school records for career assists (785), career assist average (6.2 apg.), career steals (298), season assists (251 in 2001-02) and season minutes played (1,284 in 2001-02).
Knight, who graduated with a History degree from Pitt in June, 2005, is a native of
Knight resides in
Brandin Knight--Named Men's Basketball Program Assistant/Video Coordinator