Hey, speaking of LiveBlogs, our buddy from a past chat, Seth Davis, has some thoughts on the controversy surrounding a certain coach. If you were hoping for JAMES FREAKIN NAISMITH!!, then you’re going to be a little disappointed. But, Davis did have some interesting things to say about Billy Clyde:
I usually try to avoid speculating on jobs that are not vacant, but unfortunately that is part of the job. That said, I can tell you that all eyes in the college basketball world are on Lexington, Ky. While it may be hard to believe that the school would get rid of Billy Gillispie after two years, I am getting indications that athletic director Mitch Barnhart could very well be moving in that direction. There is a concern that if Gillispie comes back, many of his players will either turn pro or transfer. One well-placed source told me last week that the decision to remove Gillispie was already “done.” I believe that was overstated, but Barnhart’s relative silence on this matter has been deafening. I left a message for Barnhart over the weekend and my call was returned not by him, but by an athletic spokesman, who naturally told me Barnhart had no comment on the matter. If Barnhart thinks he can wait another few weeks until Kentucky is done playing to resolve this matter, he is sorely mistaken.
Also, he thinks Tubby might go to Virginia or maybe Arizona, even though my mom said she knows a realtor who sold Rick Pitino’s wife a house in Tucson two weeks ago.
When an expert says something on Gillispie, we’ll update you. (I kid because I love tolerate you, Seth).