Although an ankle sprain forced Brandon Knight to sit out an exhibition between Kentucky and Western Kentucky alums on Tuesday, Knight still found a way to get involved, taking over coaching duties for his team. From The Associated Press:
The 19-year-old has remained close to Kentucky’s fan base since declaring for the draft after the Wildcats’ Final Four run last season.
“I’m happy with my decision, and I always will be,” he said. “It was the best time to go.”
On Tuesday, Knight became increasingly active on the sideline in his “Big Blue” team’s 112-97 loss to a “Big Red” team led by the Houston Rockets’ Courtney Lee and the Utah Jazz’s Jeremy Evans.
With seven minutes to go in the fourth — the blue team trailing by double digits — Knight started jeering officials over a foul called on former teammate Josh Harrellson, a second-round selection by the New Orleans Hornets.
“I’ve gotta get this ref’s name,” he said, as a crowd split between Wildcat blue and Hilltopper red laughed.
The article also says that Knight hung around and signed a lot of autographs before the game. I think every Pistons fan is more than anxious to actually see Knight play, but hopefully the fact that he’s been a fixture at these types of fan events in Kentucky most of the summer is a small consolation that Pistons fans can get excited about.