Billy Gillispie Out at Kentucky

LEXINGTON, KY - JANUARY 21:  Head coach Billy Gillispie of the Kentucky Wildcats reacts to the action during the SEC game against the Auburn Tigers at Rupp Arena on January 21, 2009 in Lexington, Kentucky.  (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)
Dumont WalkerSenior Analyst IMarch 26, 2009

After stumbling down the stretch and missing the NCAA tournament, there have been plenty of rumors about Billy Gillispie's future at the University of Kentucky.

There is no way anyone in Lexington was happy with an early exit in the NIT. Apparently, Wildcat nation has had enough.

Walker-Sports has learned, from some sources close to the program, that Gillispie has been removed of his duties as the head coach of the Kentucky Wildcats.

We will have more on this story as news emerges throughout the night. From what we know, the reason for the quick boot was not entirely because of his team's performance on the court.

Gillisipie has been very difficult for media and alumi to get close to. In the fishbowl arena, that is Kentucky basketball, you have to be open to talk and talk a lot.

In the end, Gillispie was not willing to play.


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