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Source: Gillispie to TTU likely coming next week

Posted on: March 17, 2011 11:40 am
Edited on: March 17, 2011 11:48 am
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Billy Gillispie will be named Texas Tech's next basketball coach barring an unexpected change of plans over the coming days, a source told CBSSports.com on Thursday. But the source added that nothing is finalized and almost certainly won't be before Monday because Kirby Hocutt doesn't officially take over as the school's athletic director until next week, and Texas Tech won't formally move on Gillispie in advance of that.

"They're in a holding pattern," the source said. "But it's headed that direction."

Gillispie would be a somewhat controversial hire because of a history of drinking-and-driving arrests but an obvious home run in terms of basketball. He's a Texas native who took UTEP to the NCAA tournament in 2004, then took Texas A&M to the 2006 and 2007 NCAA tournaments. Kentucky hired Gillispie to replace Tubby Smith after the 2007 season, but Gillispie was never a good fit in the high-profile job. He lasted only two years and was replaced by John Calipari.

Texas Tech fired Pat Knight on March 7.

He coached parts of four seasons and never made the NCAA tournament.

Gillispie is the only known candidate who has already interviewed with Texas Tech officials.

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Since: Nov 28, 2007
Posted on: March 18, 2011 8:04 am
 

Source: Gillispie to TTU likely coming next week

Obviously you guys are high from smocking that blue grass.. You all actually think that Calipari is a role model..that is some funny shit.
It is amazing how many Billy haters there are in the hillbilly state of Kentucky...


You're a freaking idiot. Billy Gillispie isn't hated in Kentucky. And you don't smock or smoke bluegrass dumbass. And if you really believe the crap that you've wrote here there's obviously no help for you. Gillispie was in over his head at UK. That simple. He alienated the fanbase and former alumi, coaches, and players. Treated his players like shit. And then behaved like an idiot on ESPN hitting on a reporter and got mad when he got shot down.

None of that had or has a damn thing to do with the 1966 championship. And if you want to keep pointing fingers then try doing a little research and getting your facts straight on who the true "white boy U's" are. Hint: They don't play in Lexington dumbass.

Still at the end of the day. I've got nothing against Gillispie. Just dumbass people like you. Grow up and read a book. Or do us all a favor, cross your legs, hold your nose and fart maybe you can clear your mind.




Since: Mar 16, 2011
Posted on: March 18, 2011 12:36 am
 

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DUIs, fake phone calls while being chased by reporters....
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aflzNDRs3Z8
And then there was the stupist coaching call in the history of basketball (including elementary school).....

""Georgia added to the lead with three free throws. Kentucky’s Perry Stevenson was called for a technical foul for blocking Corey Butler’s second free throw.

Gillispie said he directed Stevenson to block the free throw.

“I didn’t know the rule,” Gillispie said. “I didn’t know it was an automatic technical. So that’s my fault.”""

Man. Those were the days.
TTU has so many memorable moments to look forward to...





Since: Jun 12, 2008
Posted on: March 17, 2011 11:57 pm
 

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Obviously you guys are high from smocking that blue grass.. You all actually think that Calipari is a role model..that is some funny shit.
It is amazing how many Billy haters there are in the hillbilly state of Kentucky...





Since: Aug 2, 2008
Posted on: March 17, 2011 11:47 pm
 

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I thought he was great for uk! The bars in... wherever TT is, must be rejoicing!



Since: Jun 12, 2008
Posted on: March 17, 2011 11:43 pm
 

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Calipari a role model...

But it's hard not to notice that the man has now coached at two different NCAA basketball programs -- first at , then at -- and left both under the cloud of allegations of major NCAA rules violations. So even though Calipari has still never been directly implicated in anything, his reputation most certainly took another hit Wednesday when Memphis officials released a report detailing possible violations.

Just like UMass had to vacate its appearance in the 1996 Final Four.

Which kind of makes this a trend, doesn't it?

Just wonder when the Kentucky program will be next...just a matter of time as he is a cheat.





Since: Jun 12, 2008
Posted on: March 17, 2011 11:27 pm
 

Source: Gillispie to TTU likely coming next week

Calipari a role model...not that is some funny shit..
Obviously you guys have been doing more drinking than Billy.



Since: Jun 12, 2008
Posted on: March 17, 2011 11:20 pm
 

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And by the way that was an awesome victory today by Kentucky...lol
Go Red Raiders!!!!




Since: Jun 12, 2008
Posted on: March 17, 2011 11:17 pm
 

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Look at Billy's track record..He is a winner. Secondly he has never been involved in any NCAA scandals for recruiting etc...and last but not least he is human and is allowed to dring a alcohol beverage, I think he is over 21. The difference is some haters were out to get him.




Since: Mar 17, 2011
Posted on: March 17, 2011 11:08 pm
 

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Billy Gillispie was arrested for drunk driving. That's a bit more than just "having a drink." He wasn't caught because of some racy photograph; he was caught the same way most DUIs are caught – an officer pulled him over. Kentucky fans were sick of him because 1) he didn't win enough 2) the players were visibly unhappy with the coach, so the program was a trainwreck waiting to happen 3) he wasn't getting top-notch recruits 4) a bunch of baffling things, including signing an 8th grader, benching his star player in a key game, not interacting with fans the way Kentucky coaches traditionally have, and refusing to sign a contract. 
He's not a bad coach, but being coach at Kentucky is far more than just coaching and recruiting. It's being a community leader and a representative of the university. Billy Gillispie didn't fit that, so he wasn't a good fit at Kentucky. I think Texas Tech is a great place for him, and I wish him and the Red Raiders the very best. 



Since: Dec 31, 2006
Posted on: March 17, 2011 10:48 pm
 

Source: Gillispie to TTU likely coming next week

JimKeller
Few issues with your comments.....
1.  Billy G didn't have "a drink".  I live in Kentucky, mother-in-law lives a half mile from Calipari, we have season football/basketball tix, blah blah.....  Point is, I'm quite familiar with a lot of his activity while here.  The guy had major issues.  He felt like he could go out partying like everybody else.  Like it or not, you can't do that as a collegiate coach, especially the bball coach at UK.
2.  Yeah, the guy can recruit in Texas for a school like A&M, UTEP, or Texas Tech, but that's a night and day difference than recruiting at UK.  At UK, we would have the Texas Tech and A&M starters on the bench for mop up time.



Billy is a much better fit for a school like Tech or A&M.  He can recruit and coach and then lay low.  You can't do that at UK.  Like it or not, you're an A-list, red carpet, celebrity.  That's the most powerful job in this state.  Billy wasn't cut out for it.
I wish him the best.  Actually, there is a part of me that is snickering inside that a guy UK ran out of town is about to replace Bobby Knight's son.


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