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Low offer hastened Gillispie's lawsuit

Updated: October 16, 2009, 10:53 PM ET
Associated Press

LEXINGTON, Ky. -- An attorney for former Kentucky basketball coach Billy Gillispie said Friday his client was reluctant to sue the school but decided he had no choice after receiving a settlement offer for less than one-sixth what he believed he was contractually owed.

Demetrious Anaipakos said in a phone interview that a $925,000 offer the university presented on May 1 was the only one the coach ever got after he was fired following two tumultuous seasons as the Wildcats' coach.

"He ...

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