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Gillispie fired after just two seasons

Updated: March 28, 2009, 1:12 AM ET
By Dick Vitale | ESPN.com

It didn't come as a big surprise when Kentucky announced a coaching change on Friday. The rumors had swirled for a couple of weeks now. Billy Gillispie was let go as coach of the Wildcats after just two seasons.

Kentucky missed the NCAA tournament this season, snapping a streak of 17 consecutive appearances. Gillipsie's dismissal was probably about more than just wins and losses.

Fans of big blue are the most passionate in the sport. A few of them go overboard, in my opinion, but ...

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