Brandon Knight is a former Gatorade High School Athlete of the Year, and he was one of three professionals to introduce this year’s male representative. If you missed my previous article on Karl Towns Jr., the latest winner, check it out here.
Knight was kind enough to sit down with me for a bit on Tuesday, and we talked about Jason Kidd‘s recent hiring as head coach of the Milwaukee Bucks.
“Yeah, I’m definitely excited. Just trying to take it in and use it to better my game to help my team. It’s something new, and it’s something I’m looking forward to,” Knight said to Rant Sports and also admitted that Kidd’s hiring caught him off guard. “It was a little bit surprising. Well, not even surprising, just unexpected. The NBA is a business. ”
It certainly is, and coach Kidd is someone who played that end up of it quite clumsily this summer. That is no real knock on him as a coach, but it would have been less awkward if the media had been kept in the dark about the saga.
Knight has unfortunately gotten a lot of attention for his attempted block on DeAndre Jordan, but people should remember that the guard was once the best player his age. He still has that potential in him, and his ball handling along with Jabari Parker‘s elite skill and athleticism will be a joy to watch next year. Parker is another former Gatorade player of the year. All that talent along with Kidd’s addition to the bench could make them quite a fun roster to watch navigate the Eastern Conference.
Pay attention to the Bucks next season, because they could give some teams a matchup problem in the playoffs. Some would even call their offseason rise to prominence unexpected.