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Knight starting over as Zag

Originally Published: December 18, 2003
By Ed Graney | Special to ESPN.com

At the cash register of a Starbucks near the University of Washington in January of 2002:

Employee: "What size?"

Customer: "Venti."

Employee: "Here you go, and did you hear about Coach Bender?"

Back then, the whispers were more muffled screams around the Seattle campus. The job status of then-basketball coach Bob Bender became a daily topic of gossip, and Erroll Knight heard it all while nearing the end of his initial collegiate season.

"Coach Bender knew he was ...

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