“NOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!” -Billy Gillispie
It seems as though the Bill-Go-Round for Clyde will be a yearly event at this point, at least until someone bites the bullet and hires the former UK Coach. His name has been mentioned with numerous job openings this season, and a slew of facebook groups have popped up in attempts to bring him to their schools – likely done by people who haven’t spent a single second researching Ol’ Clyde (“He likes Dr. Pepper and Peanut Butter Crackers!”) With Gillispie making public appearances at basketball games – he was at Nebraska-Oklahoma last night – it looks like BCG may be flirting back.
So how about it UK fans, do you want to see Billy back in college basketball? Where would you want to see him? Would you be okay with him coaching in the SEC? What about at, say, Tennessee? What’s the line for you?
Personally I think he should have a second chance (though I shy away from saying he ‘deserves’ one.) I do think he is a good coach – in the right environment – and if he can keep his act together and cut out some of the more extreme ‘mind games’ he plays with his players, I’d like to see him succeed.
In an unrelated note – check out the radio show from early today if you missed it. They cover the NBA in Louisville talk, the Vandy/Georgia game, The Truth’s university, and they educate you on how to do a proper ‘fake’ phone call. Again.