Raiders interview Gillispie
Lubbock — Texas Tech athletic director Kirby Hocutt has interviewed former Kentucky basketball coach Billy Gillispie in Florida.
Red Raiders spokesman Blayne Beal said Hocutt, who took over the program this month, met with Gillispie in Palm Beach on Wednesday.
No announcement on who will succeed Pat Knight will be made
until next week, Beal said. Gillispie, who also coached at Texas
El-Paso and Texas A&M, was fired at Kentucky in 2009 after two
Texas Tech announced before the Big 12 tournament that Knight
would not return next season and Knight publicly endorsed Gillispie for the job.
Gillispie grew up in Abilene, a few hours east of Lubbock.
He was an assistant at Tulsa, Baylor, South Plains College in
nearby Levelland, Texas State and Illinois before going to UTEP in
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