By Josh Kramer
On April 6, 2007, Billy Gillispie was on top of the world. He had just been hired as the head basketball coach at the University of Kentucky, one of the elite coaching jobs in sports (just ask John Calipari). After leading Texas A&M to three-straight 20-win seasons and two consecutive NCAA tournament appearances, Gillispie was a hot commodity. Many figured that Coach Gillispie would lead Kentucky back to the promised land and help one of the most tradition-filled basketball programs in the nation secure number eight (that feat of course happened in April).
Little did anyone know, April 6, 2007 would be the beginning of the end of Billy Gillespie’s career. Ever since, the wheels have been coming off slowly but surely. Continue reading