You already knew he wouldn't be back, and now the official word out of Lubbock is that Gillispie—recently hospitalized for high blood pressure and stress—wants to focus on his health. The Red Raiders went 1-17 in the Big 12 in his lone season in charge (two years removed from his spectacular flameout at Kentucky), and…
Embattled Texas Tech head basketball coach Billy Gillispie will not return as Red Raiders coach this coming season, according to a source familiar with the situation.
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As if Kentucky didn't have enough to deal with from their current coach, the guy they fired to get him, Billy Gillispie, is now suing the athletic department for the $6 million he says they owe him on the contract that he never actually signed. Legal mumbo jumbo awaits....
ESPN is reporting that Memphis coach John Calipari met with Kentucky officials at an "undisclosed location" on Sunday and is mulling a "mega mega" offer to jump ship and lead the Wildcats.
There are still reverberations from yesterday's Billy Gillispie firing, but there's nothing more telling about the misguided lunacy that is UK basketball than watching a television reporter chase Gillispie through the Joe Craft center.
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.
We missed this halftime interview between Kentucky coach Billy Gillispie and ESPN's Jeannine Edwards last night, but the message is still clear—if you're going to talk to Billy Gillispie, you better do your homework.