He's gone and I'm glad. Weird things were going on behind the scenes with Billy Gillispie. Based on everything I have read, heard and seen in the past few weeks, UK's administration did the right thing by cutting their losses now. Why did they let him go?
Crazy Billy - His players no longer respected him or enjoyed playing for him. He would treat his players like dirt one minute and then praise them the next. All coaches do this to a certain extent - Billy took it too far. He insisted Miller play through a possible concussion in practice, ran Patterson until his feet bled, left Miller behind on the way to the SEC tourney (His parents had to get him there) threatened to kick Jodie Meeks off the team and told him (the #6 scorer in the country) not to shoot. He snubbed boosters, and important advertisers, said he was not an ambassador for the university, and is rumored by several people to be found drunk in public. He also embarrassed UK with his stupid halftime antics with ESPN reporters and insulted Tom Leach (UK's play by play guy) on the air. Not to mention he lost to Gardner-Webb, VMI and other lowly teams at home.
Good Billy - signed autographs for fans, gave some money to charity, teared up when talking about UK's tradition and seemed like a good ole boy.
Who is next? Today - I think it's John Calipari. Could definitely change tomorrow. Stay tuned. READ MORE