Kentucky got bounced from the NIT after missing the NCAA Tournament for the first time in 18 years, and now the Wildcats need to find the most polite way to tell their coach to scram.
There has been no official word yet, one way or the other, but all signs point to head coach Billy Gillispie getting the axe after just two seasons in Lexington. His record is 40-27 (20-12 in the SEC), which would be just lovely for a lot of schools but not for those that believe basketball is their birthright. The line that is already being pushed is that Gillispie is "not the right fit." He hasn't made friends with the right people, doesn't "build relationships" well, and does not have a winning rapport with the media. (As Jeanine Edwards could tell you, all those things are very true.)