Billy Gillispie back in his element at Tech

August, 5, 2011
8/05/11
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Billy Gillispie is a basketball coach and a Texan. In other words -- after being fired and arrested and wandering the hoops wilderness for two years -- the man is back in his element at Texas Tech.

ESPN's Andy Katz caught up with the Red Raiders' coach. Here's a snippet:
Billy Gillispie doesn't appear to have changed one bit.

He's a coach. A basketball coach. That's really all he wants to do. That's who he is. And to define him in any other way is probably a mistake.

And now he's back in the Big 12 at Texas Tech, tucked away in Lubbock, where he can grind away and produce a winner in relative obscurity, much like he did when he left Bill Self's staff at Illinois to head up UTEP and Texas A&M before accepting one of the highest profile jobs in the sport at Kentucky.

"I've been lucky,'' said Gillispie, a native of Abilene, Texas. "We've improved the teams and we've won. I'm proud of where we are and what we can achieve at Texas Tech.''

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