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Gillispie’s speaks…

….John Clay LiveBlogs it.  Here is Mr. Clay’s recap of today’s get together.

Some highlights:

— Asked if he had any reason to think he won’t be back, he said, “I don’t worry about that.”

— Asked if he would expect a chance to give his side, “That’s not something I can control. What I can control is putting a team on the floor.” . . . “Anytime that you work for someone else, decisions are made.”

— As for rumored meetings with top officials, says, “We meet all the time.” Says that he meets about recruiting, etc. Says there was no meeting about his future. He says, “I would assume there has been quite a few rumors.”

Here is John Clay’s take on Billy’s comments. A couple of highlights:

1. You got the feeling this is a coach who knows his time is short. About this rumored meeting that took place with or among high UK officials this weekend, Gillispie answered that yes there was a meeting, but then quickly said that he has meetings all the time, with recruits, etc. He dodged the question about his future saying he only worried about things he can control. In other words, he can’t control whether he will be back as coach next year.

2. When Dave Reiffer of WTVQ asked Gillispie if he had any reason to think he won’t back this year – phrased as, “You don’t have reason to think you won’t be back?” – Gillispie dodged that one, too, again saying he doesn’t worry about things he can’t control.

Article written by Thomas Beisner