The last thing University of Kentucky basketball fans needed after being spurned by Billy Donovan was for their A.D. to hire a coach with a last name they would never be able to spell right on any of the message boards where they will be whining nonstop about being one of the new SEC doormats. The thankless job of head coach now belongs to Billy Gillispie who left the Texas A&M Aggies to coach the Wildcats.
Billy Gillispie was hired as Kentucky’s sixth coach in the last 76 years on Friday, a person familiar with the search process told The Associated Press. He’ll replace Tubby Smith, who spent a decade under the glare of college basketball’s brightest spotlight before bolting to Minnesota two weeks ago.
Good luck Billy! You are going to need it in the Bluegrass state and in the SEC battling Bruce Pearl at Tennessee, Billy Donovan at Florida and John ‘fat cheeks’ Brady from LSU.