Posted August 31, 2012

Report: Billy Gillispie under investigation by Texas Tech due to player treatment

Billy Gillispie

Billy Gillispie is the subject of complaints from the players on his basketball team (Ed Zurga, Getty Images)

The players of the Texas Tech men’s basketball team met privately with their athletic director to express concern about the behavior of head coach Billy Gillispie, according to an ESPN report.

The players were first called to a meeting with the Texas Tech compliance department, after which they met as a group with Athletic Director Kirby Hocutt. Hocutt released a short statement afterward, saying “We are aware and are looking into concerns within the leadership of our men’s basketball program. Student-athlete well-being is our top priority and a matter that we take extremely seriously at Texas Tech. Texas Tech is devoting its full resources to look into this matter.”

Gillispie is set to enter his second season as the Texas Tech mane’s basketball coach, after two years out of the game. He last coached the University of Kentucky for two years, after which he was fired due in part to his treatment of players.


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