New Pitt Coach Capel Has 'Great Interest' In Brandin Knight

Pitt retired Knight's jersey in 2009

The Fan Morning Show
March 29, 2018 - 10:06 am
Jeff Capel Pitt

Josh Rowntree

PITTSBURGH (93.7 The Fan) - New Pitt men’s basketball coach Jeff Capel wants former Pitt point guard and assistant coach Brandin Knight to come back to Oakland.

Capel tells "The Fan Morning Show" he has “great interest” in Knight.

“I would love to get someone like Brandin who wore the jersey, who was as good as a point guard as there was [at Pitt] . . . that really knows Pitt. So hopefully we’re able to do that,” said Capel.

 Knight, currently an assistant head coach at Rutgers, played for Pitt from 1999-2003. He finished his career with 1,440 point, 785 assists, 492 rebound and 298 steals. Pitt retired his No. 20 Jersey in 2009.

Capel also confirmed that he Duke assistant coach Nolan Smith won’t be joining him at Pitt.

“I love Nolan but Nolan is being bumped up there at Duke, in a different capacity.

Capel says he knows how important it is to assemble a coaching staff but is being patient.

“I have to get this right. I need to get great people for the student-athletes that we have that are going to represent us,” said Capel.

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