Retired NBA veteran Brevin Knight checked in with Basketball Society’s Brandon ‘Scoop B’ Robinson via Scoop B Radio. Press Play Below To Listen!
Minus graduating from Stanford, Brevin Knight bleeds Seton Hall blue and white.
He went to Seton Hall Prep, he went to pre-school at Seton Hall University while his mom worked at the school as an administrator and his dad worked at the school as their men’s basketball assistant coach.
A 12-year career with nine different teams, the Cleveland Cavaliers, Atlanta Hawks, Washington Wizards, Phoenix Suns, Charlotte Bobcats, Milwaukee Bucks, Los Angeles Clippers and Utah Jazz, Knight averaged close to 8 PPG and 6.1 APG and was a defensive juggernaut.
During his second year with the Cavs, Knight’s Seton Hall ties came full circle when the Cavs signed Mark Bryant.
A 15-year NBA vet, Bryant was a First Team All-Big East selection as a senior at Seton Hall in 1987-88 where he averaged 20.5 ppg and 9.1 rpg for the Pirates.
“I was his ball boy when he played at Seton Hall,” Knight proudly told me on Scoop B Radio.
At the Hall, Bryant led the school to its first-ever berth into the NCAA Tournament and would go on to be drafted 21st in the 1988 NBA Draft by the Portland Trail Blazers.
These days, Bryant is in his 11th season as assistant coach of the Oklahoma City Thunder.
FYI Mark Bryant still has game. A couple of years ago, Bryant beat Thunder big man, Steven Adams in a game of one-on-one after Thunder practice.
Thunder assistant coach Mark Bryant got the better of @RealStevenAdams at practice today. Hilarity ensued. pic.twitter.com/q2K5GGaNwZ
— Dylan Buckingham (@DylanBuckingham) October 10, 2016
As for the case of Brevin Knight: he was happy to have the opportunity to team with Bryant during that 90s Cleveland era.
“I used to drive him crazy,” he said.
“Running around, taking the balls,wouldn’t listen to anybody and I ended up being his teammate.”
Knight is now retired from the NBA and serving as a television analyst during Memphis Grizzlies broadcasts.
That school in South Orange, NJ is still home though.“For me Seton Hall meant a lot of things to my family,” he said.
“And it was a fun place for me.”