After his departure nearly two years ago from Kentucky, there were lots or stories and rumors about the treatment of players by Billy Gillispie. We heard anecdotal stories and this site published a list of some of his confirmed issues. However those that were released arent necessarily even the most serious, as seen in part by Mark Krebs’s interview on my radio show today. Krebs today talked about how Billy Clyde pressured Derrick Jasper into returning early from microfracture surgery by openly mocking both Jasper and the trainers/doctors who suggested he was not ready to play. Krebs said that when the doctors said that Jasper could only play half-court due to his rehab, Gillispie put a piece of tape on the floor and in a mocking tone said, “well we can only play this from here over because of Derrick.” Mark said that the treatment was a major reason for Jasper’s transfer and that Derrick wasnt alone in receiving it.
The interview is very revealing and probably gives more info on the Billy Gillispie era and player relations than we have ever yet heard. It is below and is about 25 minutes into Hour One. Check it out: