BEAUMONT, Texas (AP) - Lamar has fired coach Pat Knight, son of Hall of Fame coach Bob Knight, with the Cardinals having won just six games the past two seasons.
Athletic director Jason Henderson announced the move Sunday. Lamar is 3-22 and 2-11 in the Southland Conference this season.
Knight was 29-62 overall during his three seasons with Lamar. He guided the Cardinals to the NCAA tournament and a 23-12 record in his first season, closing the regular season with six straight victories and winning the Southland tournament title. The strong finish came after Knight called out his players in postgame rant reminiscent of his famous father, the former Indiana and Texas Tech coach.
Lamar is 6-50 the past two seasons.
Former assistant Tic Price will serve as the interim coach.
Advertisement

NCAAB Headlines

NCAAB Top Stories

Thumbnail Notre Dame vs. Florida State Pick Can No. 10 Florida State hand No. 15 Notre Dame its first ACC loss when the two meet up tonight at 7PM ET?
Thumbnail Beilein's bunch hopes to stand up to Badgers As the Big Ten schedule ramps up, certain teams are already separating themselves from the rest of the pack. Will Wisconsin or Michigan rise to the...
Thumbnail Kentucky vs. Mississippi State Pick Is Kentucky laying too many points to Mississippi State tonight at 7:00PM ET?
Thumbnail Illinois vs. Purdue Pick Will No. 21 Purdue have any trouble at home when it welcomes Illinois to town tonight at 7PM ET?
Thumbnail Texas vs. Baylor Pick No. 6 Baylor looks to make quick work of Texas when the two meet up tonight in Big 12 action at 7PM ET?

NCAAB Team Pages