Texas Tech AD concerned by Gillispie

The Sports Xchange
The SportsXchange


Texas Tech athletic director Kirby Hocutt is "very concerned with the information that has come forward in the last two weeks" regarding how coach Billy Gillispie has run the men's basketball program, Hocutt told ESPN.com Wednesday.
Hocutt added that he'll discuss Gillispie's job status after the coach is out of the hospital, where he's being treated for an undisclosed illness. Gillispie was released from the hospital on Thursday after being treated for high blood pressure, ESPN.com reported.
Hocutt told ESPN.com that he has visited Gillispie every day, but that he's not the person to comment on his coach's health. Beyond that, Hocutt said that he's gathering information related to current and former players' assertions regarding excessive practice time.
Hocutt also met with returning players last week, and at least two told ESPN.com that they complained about Gillispie's coaching style.
"We have an enforcement-investigation policy on campus that we will follow and will continue to go through," Hocutt said. "If at a certain time we are able to substantiate secondary violations have occurred, then at that time we will submit those to the Big 12 and the NCAA."