INDIANAPOLIS – The Indiana Fever announced today one of the greatest players in IUPUI men’s basketball history – and a former Fever Player Development Coach – Carlos Knox, has been named assistant coach.
Knox, who also played with the Indiana Pacers during the 1998-99 season, as well as eight years in Croatia, Germany, Venezuela, and Italy, spent three seasons as a Player Development Coach from 2014-16 on the Fever sidelines. His preeminent track record of developing NBA and WNBA talent includes current VP of Basketball Operations and General Manager, Tamika Catchings.
“We are excited to welcome Carlos back to the Fever family. He has a wealth of experience on both the college and professional levels that will be an invaluable asset to our coaching staff,” Fever Head Coach Marianne Stanley said. “His track record in helping players develop their skills to maximize their full potential will be a great benefit to our team.”
The Dayton, Ohio native brings two decades worth of coaching experience to Coach Stanley’s coaching staff, which most recently includes serving as an assistant coach on the University of Cincinnati women’s basketball coaching staff for two seasons.
Prior to his arrival at Cincinnati, Knox worked as an assistant coach with the University of North Texas women’s program from 2017-20 and San Diego State in 2011.
After returning to his alma mater ahead of the 2001-02 campaign for his first coaching stint, Knox served as an assistant men’s basketball coach.
“I am very excited to return to the Fever family and to a city that embraces basketball at the highest level as much as Indianapolis does,” Knox said. “The excitement that surrounds our franchise is second to none and I can’t wait to get to work.”
While playing at IUPUI from 1994-98, Knox became the most prolific men’s basketball player in IUPUI history. Knox earned multiple All-American honors; led the country in scoring twice; and owns all major program scoring records, as well as career records in steals, 3-point field goals attempted, free throws made and free throws attempted. His No. 34 jersey was retired on his final collegiate game.
One of the most unique ties to Indianapolis for Knox was establishing the Knox Indy Pro Am League, which began in 2009. Knox returns to Indianapolis with his wife, Michelle, and children.