Friday, March 27th, 2009 at 3:35 pm  |  11 responses

Billy Gillispie Out at Kentucky

by Ben Osborne

This story deserves a link on our site, because it is a big deal, but I’m also posting it out of homage to Ryan Jones, who is no doubt amused that some people didn’t quite get what they were wishing for.

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  • http://slamonline.com Ben Osborne

    That whole Patrick Patterson-Kentucky-Ryan Jones experience was really tremendous. Also, Pat Forde did a great job breaking down the fiasco at UK: http://sports.espn.go.com/espn/columns/story?columnist=forde_pat&id=4018869&sportCat=ncb
    My opinion? They shoulda’ just kept Tubby Smith!

  • Sebastian B. O. Bunionstow, esq.

    We are very happy with Tubby in Minne! Great man, great coach.

  • http://www.shawn-kemps-offspring.blogspot.com/ TADOne

    Meanwhile, Louisville is the #1 seen in the tourney. Kentucky fans must be biting themselves on their ass with their tooth.

  • http://where-basketball-b-longs.blogspot.com B. Long

    LMAO@Tad: Damn, that was quick. Should’ve stayed at A&M, Billy. Too much, too fast.

  • rubioesdios

    ph@<K kentucky.those racists didn’t stick with tubby cause he was black.come to think of it, i don’t know why the hell anybody black would play on a court with the name of the great college basketball racist.

  • donovan

    Derrick Jasper, Derrick Jasper, Derrick Jas…

  • Quail

    hey, i live in kentucky and i have all my teeth. so $uck it TAD. haha. but im glad he’s gone. he’s not a big enough name to be coaching at the winningest program in NCAA history. its obvious we wont get Billy Donovan, but i hope we get the Oklahoma State coach (whose name i forgot). my school’s varsity team played a bunch of guys that were goin to OK state next year and they were ballers. so hopefully they come with the coach.

  • http://www.nba.com JE

    @Quail: I’m also from Kentucky — UK student, actually. If we just fired Billy Gillispie with the massive salary owed to him for Travis Ford, I’m going to be pissed off to no end. He’s well liked around here, but one or two NCAA appearances in his tenure at EKU and one season at OK State strike me as a far less impressive track record than what Billy G. had before he came. Words can’t describe how retarded that would be. So far, the most attractive candidate I’ve heard (and we actually have a chance at getting) is John Calipari, so that’s who I’ll be praying for before bed tonight.

  • donovan
  • http://www.nba.com JE


  • Quail

    Callipari is a GOD!!!