Former Illini hoops assistant in trouble (health and otherwise) at Texas Tech

Former Illini hoops assistant in trouble (health and otherwise) at Texas Tech

It looks like Billy Gillespie, a key assistant under Bill Self at the University of Illinois, is in trouble again.

He's had issues with alcohol, including DUI arrests and a treatment program, but what's happening at Texas Tech goes beyond that.

Gillespie came to the UI with Self from Tulsa, and he proved to be a great recruiter. He left the Illini to take the head job at Texas-El Paso and made winners out of a losing program. Then he wen to Texas A&M, where he continued to win. That got him the Kentucky job, where he was fired for not winning enough.

Now he's back in college ball at Texas Tech, in his second season after replacing Bob Knight's son, Pat Knight. But if what CBS is reporting is true, his tenure is in serious jeopardy.

 

http://www.realclearsports.com/2012/09/05/texas_tech039s_gillispie_accus...

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