I guess we've known this was coming for months....it was just a matter of how much, but seeing in print that Billy Gillispie will get approximately $3million more from UK is just stunning.
I've racked my brain for similar examples of sports figures who've been so unbelievably bad at what they did and still managed to get a boat load of money out of the process. In sports it's usually a high draft pick..Brian Bosworth and Ryan Leaf come to mind....who just don't pan out but as for as coaches, Billy G might have started a new industry.
I laughed at reading his attorney say he expected Billy to have a bright future in coaching. Coaching what? Everyone deserves a second chance and as Michael Vick is showing...at least currently....some take advantage of the second chance and turn themselves around. With Billy G it's hard to imagine that he'll suddenly become a model citizen and realize that coaches don't have to be 24/7 jerks to everyone around them.
I won't even ask the obvious question of why one of the most storied programs in college basketball history with all the supposed advantages that UK has, had to offer this guy a buyout....well I guess I did ask it didn't I!!!
But to the question......wouldn't it be neat.......at least in UK dreamland.....for Billy's DUI conviction (yeah I'm assuming that) to result in a $3million fine and community service as say the UK towel boy for 2 years?
Hey....a guy can dream can't he??