With the NBA lockout still going on, Brandon Knight found a new job on Tuesday.
Nursing a minor ankle sprain, Knight sat out of an exhibition game between former Kentucky and Western Kentucky players but ended up coaching his team.
''It was a really fun experience,'' said Knight, the eighth overall selection by the Detroit Pistons in the NBA draft. ''I had a lot of fun coaching and talking to the guys.''
Knight hurt his ankle in a ''Big Blue All-Stars'' exhibition played Monday as the last event in a nine-game tour against small Kentucky colleges.
The 19-year-old has remained close to Kentucky's fan base since declaring for the draft after the Wildcats' Final Four run last season.
''I'm happy with my decision, and I always will be,'' he said. ''It was the best time to go.''
On Tuesday, Knight became increasingly active on the sideline in his ''Big Blue'' team's 112-97 loss to a ''Big Red'' team led by Houston Rockets' Courtney Lee and the Utah Jazz's Jeremy Evans.
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