Tech Presents New Coach Gillispie To Lubbock Fans, Media

Texas Tech is set to introduce new head basketball coach Billy Gillispie to fans and the media today. Gillispie is appearing at a press conference this morning at United Spirit Arena. Tech and the 51-year-old Abilene native have agreed to a five-year contract. He replaces Pat Knight, who was fired earlier this month after a losing season. Tech is hopeful that Gillispie can return the Red Raiders to winning ways. He has a record of 140 victories versus 85 defeats in seven seasons as a Division I coach. He turned basketball programs around at UTEP and Texas A&M but he wasn’t as successful at Kentucky. He was fired by Kentucky in 2009 after the Wildcats missed the NCAA tournament for the first time in 17 years.

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