Found September 20, 2012 on Fox Sports Southwest:
LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) -- Texas Tech fans had pinned their basketball hopes on Billy Gillispie. He had turned around two other flagging programs in the state, and they hoped he would do the same for the Red Raiders. They watched a difficult first year in which Texas Tech won just one Big 12 game. Now fans won't get a chance to see a possible turnaround similar to what the 52-year-old coach had done at UTEP and Texas A&M. Gillispie, a West Texas native, resigned on Thursday, citing health concerns. "Billy has decided to focus on his health, and we wish him a full recovery," athletic director Kirby Hocutt said in a news release. "We are proud of the young men that he has brought to this campus. Billy's decision allows him to concentrate on his well-being and allows us to turn our attention to preparations for the upcoming season." Gillispie didn't immediately return a call or text from The Associated Press seeking comment. Gillispie will be paid ...
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