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Report: Gillispie ordered to avoid stress

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Doctors have ordered Texas Tech basketball coach Billy Gillispie to maintain a stress-free environment for 30 days following his return from the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn., the Lubbock Avalanche-Journal reported.

The newspaper confirmed the accuracy of a text message it received that said Gillispie had been treated at the Mayo Clinic for abnormal headaches and kidney problems. To try to reduce his high blood pressure, he was told to avoid stress. He spent four days at the Mayo Clinic and returned home Friday.

Meanwhile, Texas Tech is investigating allegations of player mistreatment and NCAA violations by Gillispie. Athletic director Kirby Hocutt ordered Gillispie on Sept. 7 "not to engage" the basketball program "in any way" until the two could meet.

Assistant coach Chris Walker currently is in charge of the day-to-day operations of the team.
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