Gillispie is out as Kentucky’s coach in second year

Posted: March 27, 2009 by Steve Steurer in Kentucky Basketball, Posted by Steve Steurer

ESPN.com news services

Billy Gillispie is out as coach of Kentucky in his second season at the helm, and the school has called a 4:30 p.m. ET news conference to announce the change.

School officials had been quiet about Gillispie’s job status after the Wildcats tumbled through the second half of the season to finish 22-14, tied for the second-most losses in the program’s 106-year history.

Kentucky Wildcats missed the NCAA tournament but advanced to the quarterfinals of the NIT.

On Wednesday, Kentucky’s postseason ended with a loss to Notre Dame in the National Invitation Tournament quarterfinals.

Kentucky’s 20 regular-season wins weren’t enough to get a bid into the NCAA tournament for the first time since 1991. 1-billy-g

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