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WILLIAM R. KNIGHT (born June 9, 1952) is an American former professional basketball player who most recently served as the Executive Vice President and General Manager of the National Basketball
Basketball
Association 's Atlanta Hawks
Atlanta Hawks
from 2003–08.

CONTENTS

* 1 Early life and college * 2 University of Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh
* 3 Professional career * 4 References * 5 External links

EARLY LIFE AND COLLEGE

Knight was born and raised in Braddock, Pennsylvania , a suburb of Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh
, where he attended General Braddock High School - Member of the 1970 Section High School Basketball
Basketball
Champions – General Braddock Falcons

UNIVERSITY OF PITTSBURGH

A 6'6" guard /forward , he then attended the University of Pittsburgh (Pitt), where he starred, and along with Mickey Martin and Kirk Bruce, Knight led the Panthers to the East Regional Finals in the 1974 NCAA Men\'s Division I Basketball
Basketball
Tournament , where they lost to eventual NCAA Champion North Carolina State], in a matchup between Knight and NCSU's David Thompson. The game was played in Raleigh, North Carolina. NCSU went on to defeat UCLA & Marquette for the National title in Greensboro, North Carolina.

Knight's performance during the 1973–1974 season, in which Pitt went 25-4 and won a school record, 22 games in a row, earned him 2nd team All-American team status. He is considered one of Pitt's best players ever and was voted to Pitt's all-time starting five.

Knight had his number 34 jersey retired by the University of Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh
on February 20, 1989.

PROFESSIONAL CAREER

Knight spent eleven seasons, from 1974–85, in the ABA and NBA as a member of the Indiana Pacers
Indiana Pacers
, Buffalo Braves
Buffalo Braves
, Boston Celtics
Boston Celtics
, Kansas City Kings
Kansas City Kings
, and San Antonio Spurs
San Antonio Spurs
. He scored 13,901 points in his ABA/NBA career and appeared in two All-Star games .

Knight's best years were with the Indiana Pacers, after being selected by both the Pacers and the LA Lakers in the player draft. Knight was voted 1st tea