Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Billy Gillispie is Retiring from Coaching

Former University of Kentucky head coach Billy Gillispie has announced that he is retiring from coaching due to health concerns.

Gillispie told the Dallas Morning News of his decision:

"No one's ever enjoyed coaching more than I have, I promise, and no one's ever been luckier in the coaching profession than I have," Gillispie said. "What a wonderful career!

"I've been very sick with blood pressure issues since the summer, but I've tried to fight it out. I got a report Monday that told me if I didn't address this blood pressure situation immediately, irreversible, bad things were very likely to happen here relatively soon and my long-term health could be compromised. "Timing isn't great, but I've decided to do what I was told and try to return to healthy ASAP.

"I've had a wonderful career and in the last two years some of the best days I've ever experienced as a coach. I hate leaving this team because they are really coming around, but they understood me being sick. That's the worst part of it, not coaching."

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