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Billy Knight
Billy Knight goes for a rebound in the 1974 Elite Eight during his college playing days at Pittsburgh
No. 25, 35
Shooting guard / Small forward
Personal information
Born June 9, 1952 (1952-06-09) (age 69)
Braddock, Pennsylvania
Nationality American
High school Braddock
(Braddock, Pennsylvania)
Listed height 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m)
Listed weight 195 lb (88 kg)
Career information
College Pittsburgh (1971–1974)
NBA Draft 1974 / Round: 2 / Pick: 21st overall
Selected by the Los Angeles Lakers
Pro career 1974–1985
Career history
1974–1977 Indiana Pacers
1977–1978 Buffalo Braves
1978–1979 Boston Celtics
1979–1983 Indiana Pacers
1983–1984 Kansas City Kings
1984–1985 San Antonio Spurs
1985–1986 CSP Limoges
Career highlights and awards
  • NBA All-Star (1977)
  • ABA All-Star (1976)
  • All-ABA First Team (1976)
  • ABA All-Rookie First Team (1975)
  • Consensus second-team All-American (1974)
  • No. 34 retired by the University of Pittsburgh
Career ABA and NBA statistics
Points 13,901 (16.9 ppg)
Rebounds 4,377 (5.3 rpg)
Assists 1,862 (2.3 apg)

William R. Knight (born June 9, 1952) is an American former professional basketball player and executive. He served as the Executive Vice President and General Manager of the National Basketball Association's Atlanta Hawks from 2003 to 2008.

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

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