As much as it pains me to admit it, it seems very clear that the allegations of player abuse, poor personal judgment, and refusal to deal with his superiors in a professional manner during his two years at Kentucky ring surprisingly familiar to the reports that have emerged from Texas Tech, almost from the day of his arrival there. The decision to hire Gillispie at Kentucky seemed logical at the time it occurred because of his apparent record at Texas A&M and UTEP. However, it also seems clear that the UK Administration could not have performed sufficient background checking, as their duty of Due Diligence would require, prior to extending an offer to the man. That failure cost the University of Kentucky untold money, and risked the very prestige the administration is charged to protect.
Clearly the Gillispie Era is a Dark Blot on the UK Ledger
A Former Rupp Assistant Neil Reid Speaks About Coach Gillispie and his "fit" at Kentucky "Why does A&M have a Billy Gillespie and UK doesn't? ... Get to know him. He is pure as a West Texas stream. Golly gee, I am excited and I hope UK fans realize, as an excellent old coach called from Florida to tell me, "The Wildcats just got a better coach than Billy Donovan, Rick Pitino , or Roy Williams, if only they can see it and get behind him." READ THE ENTIRE ARTICLE HERE