Gillispie Fired at Kentucky

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By Adam Bagni

Transcript:

HEY EVERYONE WELCOME INTO SPORTS… WELL A PATTERN IS BEGINNING TO DEVELOP WHEN AN S-E-C SCHOOL DECIDES IT NEEDS TO FIRE A HEAD COACH… THEY GET RIPPED BY THE NATIONAL MEDIA… AND THAT’S WHAT HAPPENED TODAY… WHEN KENTUCKY… FIRED HEAD BASKETBALL COACH BILLY GILLESPIE AFTER JUST TWO SEASON…

GILLESPIE OUT IN LEXINGTON AFTER A YEAR IN WHICH HIS TEAM WENT 22 AND 14… AND ADVANCED TO THE N-I-T QUARTERFINALS… BUT THOSE 14 LOSSES ARE THE SECOND-MOST EVER IN A SEASON FOR THE WILDCATS… AND THEY DIDN’T MAKE THE NC-DOUBLE A TOURNAMENT FIELD FOR THE FIRST TIME SINCE 1991… GILLESPIE WAS 40 AND 27 DURING HIS TWO CAMPAIGNS… BILLY DONOVAN IS REPORTEDLY A MAIN CANDIDATE TO REPLACE HIM… BUT THE FLORIDA HEAD MAN SHOT DOWN THOSE RUMORS TODAY…

AND WHILE BILLY GILLESPIE IS OUT IN KENTUCKY… AUBURN’S JOHN COOPER IS IN AT TENNESSEE STATE… COOPER… WHO’S BEEN THE TIGERS’ ASSOCIATE HEAD COACH FOR THE LAST FIVE YEARS… CALLED THE OPPORTUNITY A LIFELONG DREAM… AUBURN HEAD COACH JEFF LEBO SAID IN A STATEMENT THAT TENNESSEE STATE IS GETTING A CLASS ACT…

AND FINALLY… BIG GAME FOR THE HAWKS TONIGHT… AS THE DEFENDING CHAMPION CELTICS WERE IN TOWN…

(Hawks Highlight)

AND THAT’S ALL FOR SPORTS…I’M ADAM BAGNI… HOPE YOUR BACK WITH US AGAIN TOMORROW NIGHT… SUN-YA

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