Upon further review, Billy Knight wasn’t that bad. He actually was pretty good. The Hawks are using several of those “long and athletic” players that he acquired as general manager to soar higher than they have in more than a decade.
It sounds like somebody deserves an apology. Either that, or a hug and maybe a whispered, “Thank you.”
Knight paused over the phone from his Atlanta-area home before saying, “Well, I’m not really getting into talking about the team and things of that nature. You guys can write it however you want to, but I’m not commenting on the team or the players I put in place or anything like that.”
Then Knight said after a longer pause, “I’m just choosing not to say anything at all about it.”
So I will. Knight was better than we thought during his five years with the Hawks, but with an asterisk.
There was his aversion for the longest time to gifted point guards (Did he really pass on Chris Paul and Deron Williams in the draft?). He also urged Hawks ownership