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    Re: Billy Gillispe calls Gary Thompson...two others called him as well

    I don't know if he's the right man for the job but who does at this point? I would support the hire for sure, he's done great mostly everywhere, except that UK era, which I would have taken those 2 seasons any of the last 5 years in a heart beat.


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    Re: Billy Gillispe calls Gary Thompson...two others called him as well

    Can someone please explain why people keep bringing up Tim Floyd even though he signed on to be UTEP's head coach less than 2 weeks ago? I think it's absolutely ridiculous to bring up his name less than 10 days after he signs with another school.



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    Re: Billy Gillispe calls Gary Thompson...two others called him as well

    I'd take the next Acie Law in a heartbeat. Probably my favorite non Cyclone basketball player in the past 10 years at least. If BG were to deliver a Law clone (pun intended?), I'd overlook his past issues and welcome with open arms...


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    Re: Billy Gillispe calls Gary Thompson...two others called him as well

    Billy Gillispe?

    Not a good hire for ISU.



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    Re: Billy Gillispe calls Gary Thompson...two others called him as well

    Quote Originally Posted by cc1091 View Post
    Billy Gillispe?

    Not a good hire for ISU.
    and your reasons are...?


    I mean it's not hard to state things without providing reasons.



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    Re: Billy Gillispe calls Gary Thompson...two others called him as well

    Quote Originally Posted by cc1091 View Post
    Billy Gillispe?

    Not a good hire for ISU.
    go on...


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    Re: Billy Gillispe calls Gary Thompson...two others called him as well

    This will be a great hire until Billy gets his 4th DUI and goes away for awhile..



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    Re: Billy Gillispe calls Gary Thompson...two others called him as well

    Quote Originally Posted by isuchicago View Post
    This will be a great hire until Billy gets his 4th DUI and goes away for awhile..
    It doesn't matter how many times he gets arrested for DUI.

    ISU can't legally- either formally or informally use that as a basis for either not hiring him or terminating him. What matters is how many times he was found guilty of DUI. And he was only guilty of it once. The other times the DUI charges were either dismissed, or he plead guilty to a lesser traffic offense as part of a plea-bargain.


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    Re: Billy Gillispe calls Gary Thompson...two others called him as well

    I know for 100% fact that Billy is interested. There are connections believe it or not to this university through a donor. Sure maybe he uses this as a stepping stone to get to a more attractive coaching job once again, but having him go through us to do so only makes us better.



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    Re: Billy Gillispe calls Gary Thompson...two others called him as well

    ?? So they can only the one DUI as a basis for their decision.. haha. the next one would be a 2nd conviction, but being his 4th arrest for it, I'm guessing he would get more than the 7 day minimum.. but as long as its before christmas, he wouldn't miss any conference games. but lets be honest.. the length of a guys rap sheet can be a factor... whether a proper "legal basis" or not. "We want to assure you this has nothing to do with the felonies..." right...

    On the other hand, coming off a coach many players evidently didn't like to play for, Billy would be a nice transition.. theres plenty of stories with the way hes treated some of his players.. for the record, I'm ok with the hire.. one of the more talented coaches we could get.. but you gotta accept a higher probability of it ending in scandal than with any other candidate. The guy hasn't been a head coach long enough to have the number of skeletons he does.. I don't see this happening.



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    Re: Billy Gillispe calls Gary Thompson...two others called him as well

    Quote Originally Posted by ZJohnson View Post
    I know for 100% fact that Billy is interested. There are connections believe it or not to this university through a donor. Sure maybe he uses this as a stepping stone to get to a more attractive coaching job once again, but having him go through us to do so only makes us better.


    Yeah, we all do. It is right in the link, and the thread title suggests he made a call to Gary Thompson. Way to go, Captain Obvious.



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    Re: Billy Gillispe calls Gary Thompson...two others called him as well

    Quote Originally Posted by gogagig View Post
    It doesn't matter how many times he gets arrested for DUI.

    ISU can't legally- either formally or informally use that as a basis for either not hiring him or terminating him. What matters is how many times he was found guilty of DUI. And he was only guilty of it once. The other times the DUI charges were either dismissed, or he plead guilty to a lesser traffic offense as part of a plea-bargain.

    This may be true, but nothing legally binds ISU to give a reason on why they didn't hire a 3-time DUI motorist.



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    Re: Billy Gillispe calls Gary Thompson...two others called him as well

    I hate the argument that he wouldn't be great with fans. Does that matter in the least? I wouldn't care if he threw up the bird at everybody 24/7. We aren't striving for the Character Cup here. We're playing for he NCAA tournament.




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    Re: Billy Gillispe calls Gary Thompson...two others called him as well

    Quote Originally Posted by San Francisco Cy View Post
    I'd take the next Acie Law in a heartbeat. Probably my favorite non Cyclone basketball player in the past 10 years at least. If BG were to deliver a Law clone (pun intended?), I'd overlook his past issues and welcome with open arms...

    Better start stumping for Melvin Watkins instead of Clyde. After all, it was Watkins that brought Law to A&M. Give Clyde credit on retaining him after they went 0-16 in conference play during Watkins final year.



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    Re: Billy Gillispe calls Gary Thompson...two others called him as well

    Quote Originally Posted by alarson View Post
    The thing is, all coaches have downsides.

    Some have mid major head coaching experience but you have no idea how theyll manage at a high level.
    Some have high level experience, but no head coaching experience, so you dont know how they'll manage a program of their own.
    Some have pro experience but have never run a major college team, or college recruiting.
    And some have all the above qualifications, but have some baggage in their personal life.

    Pick your poison.
    LOL. You must stop clouding these conversations with factual information. IB



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