By: Mike Vukovcan

Pittsburgh (KDKA)- One of the biggest names in college basketball is suggesting Penn State hire legendary head coach Bobby Knight.

Penn State is in the market for a men’s basketball coach after Ed DeChellis surprisingly left for the Naval Academy.

It’s not often you see a coach leave a Big 10 school for a job in the Patriot League. To top if off, DeChellis took a pay cut of over $200,000.

That just tells you the current state of Penn State basketball.

Hall of Fame ESPN broadcaster Dick Vitale has a suggestion for fixing it.

Hire Hall of Fame coach Bobby Knight.

Here’s what Vitale tweeted last night:

“Ed DeChellis leaving PSU is not big hoops news as the job is soooo tough – roundball game just something to do until football!”

“Come on Penn St put 2 icons together Wow Joe Pa & Robert Montgomery Knight! He can create some Hoops interest! Hire energetic young staff!”


Considering Penn State was only paying DeChellis $600,000, this is just Vitale trying to get his good friend a job.

I’d admit a lot more people would follow Penn State basketball.

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