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Pat Knight hired as Lamar's coach

Updated: April 6, 2011, 11:39 AM ET
Associated Press

BEAUMONT, Texas -- Pat Knight is getting a fresh start at Lamar.

The son of Hall of Famer Bob Knight was introduced as the new coach of the Cardinals on Tuesday, less than a month after he was fired by Texas Tech.

The 40-year-old Knight replaces Steve Roccaforte, who was fired after going 76-78 in five years. The Cardinals finished 13-17 and 7-9 in the Southland Conference to tie for ninth place last season.

"I did get into this business, not for fame, not for fortune," Knight ...

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