William R. "Billy" Knight (born June 9, 1952 in Braddock, Pennsylvania) is an American former professional basketball player who most recently served as the Executive Vice President and General Manager of the National Basketball Association's Atlanta Hawks from 2003–08.
Knight grew up in Braddock, a suburb of Pittsburgh, where he attended Braddock High School. A 6'6" guard/forward, he then attended the University of Pittsburgh, where, along with Mickey Martin and Kirk Bruce, he led the Panthers to the East Regional Finals at the 1974 NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Tournament, where they lost to eventual NCAA Champion North Carolina State. Knight spent eleven seasons, from 1974–85, in the ABA and NBA as a member of the Indiana Pacers, Buffalo Braves, Boston Celtics, Kansas City Kings, and San Antonio Spurs. He scored 13,901 points in his ABA/NBA career and appeared in two All-Star games. Prior to joining the Hawks organization in 2002, Knight worked as a front office executive with the Pacers and the Vancouver/Memphis Grizzlies.
On May 7, 2008, Knight stepped down as Hawks GM. When announcing his resignation from the team he stated that he had left the Hawks "in much better shape than it was in when I took over."
Other articles related to "billy knight, knight":
... In addition, Don Hennon, Billy Knight and Jerome Lane received Consensus Second Team All-American status ... AP, UPI, USBWA, Helms 1959 Don Hennon UPI, Helms 1974 Billy Knight USBWA 1987 Charles Smith Wooden 1988 Charles Smith SH, Wooden 2003 Brandin Knight Wooden 2009 DeJuan Blair* AP, USBWA, TSN, SI, Wooden ... Clancy, AP 1988 Charles Smith, AP, UPI 2003 Brandin Knight, AP 2004 Carl Krauser, AP 2008 Sam Young, AP 2009 Levance Fields, AP 2011 Ashton Gibbs, AP 2011 Brad Wanamaker, AP Freshman All-Americans ...
3 1 ... Nicola Pietrangeli Mike Davies 2 ... Orlando Sirola Billy Knight 3 ... Nicola Pietrangeli / Orlando Sirola Mike Davies / Billy Knight 4. 6 ...
... Billy Knight (tennis), reached quarter final of French open in 1959 Billy Knight (boxer), British boxer William R ... Billy Knight (born 1952), American basketball player William Knight (footballer), English football goalkeeper with Southampton (1911–1913) ...
Famous quotes containing the words knight and/or billy:
“Nae living man Ill love again,
Since that my lovely knight is slain.
Wi ae lock of his yellow hair
Ill chain my heart for evermair.”
—Unknown. The Lament of the Border Widow (l. 2528)
“Where the blackbird sings the latest,
Where the hawthorn blooms the sweetest,
Where the nestlings chirp and flee,
Thats the way for Billy and me.”
—James Hogg Hoffmann (17701835)