Gillispie Rehab: End Of (Wrong Side Of) The Road

WKYT-TV reports Tuesday night that Billy Gillispiehas checked himself in the John Lucas After Care Program in Houston, Texas. It’s a substance abuse recovery program that has two treatment centers, a physcial fitness program and an aftercare program with counselors.

Jeannine Edwards Spurned Billy Gillispie's Amorous Advances

(Flashback: ESPNer slammed by Gillispie after spurning his amorous advance)

Not known is how long Gillispie will remain at the rehab facility. We also don’t know the exact reason Gillispie checked himself in, but it isn’t too hard to guess.

The move isn’t exactly unexpected. On August 27th, Gillispie was charged in the early morning hours with DUI for the third time since 1999. Gillispie has since had his right to drive in Kentucky revoked. (He had only been in the state to negotiate a settlement on his terminated contract with UK.)

After just two seasons as UK Coach, Gillispie was fired for producing lackluster results on the court - and most likely also making questionable judgments off it.

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Did SbB Help Get UK’s Billy Gillispie Fired? Yes

Crazy day in Lex today as we all saw Billy Gillispie (literally) run out of town as Univ. of Kentucky basketball coach. While Gillispie wasn’t exactly extended a realistic opportunity to get his program in place, I don’t think anyone was shocked at the move today.

Billy Gillispie Runs From Reporter

(BCG run out on a rail)

Kentucky AD Mitch Barnhart made clear at the firing presser this afternoon that Gillispie’s won-loss record wasn’t the reason he was fired. Instead, Barnhart indicated that the coach’s “chemistry” wasn’t congruent with Kentucky’s basketball tradition.

So just what exactly does that mean? If you read SbB last month, you know what Barnhart was talking about. Read more…