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Apparently Adolph Rupp Wouldn’t have Liked Billy Gillespie

Posted by Thomas the Terrible on April 7, 2008

Sure Bruce Pearl had to share the SEC coach of the year award with Billy “I lost to Gardner Webb, Houston, UAB & San Diego while embarrassing the SEC” Gillespie, we all know that. However the Commonwealth Athletic Club of Kentucky likes Bruce Pearl more and who can blame them?

The Commonwealth Athletic Club of Kentucky named Bruce Pearl it’s coach of the year and presented him with the Adolph Rupp Cup. The Adolph Rupp Cup has been given since 2004, with previous winners including Phil Martelli, Bruce Weber, Roy Williams and Bo Ryan.

Club spokesman Gerry Calvert, a former player for Rupp at Kentucky, had this to say about Bruce Pearl:

“Anybody who knew Coach Rupp well would tell you that Pearl is the kind of coach he would have loved to compete against. He typifies the passion, drive and excellence for which Coach Rupp will always be remembered.”

A source close to the Athletic Club said the reason why Billy Gillespie wasn’t receiving a share of the award even though he share coach of the year honors with Pearl was because they feared Billy would get drunk and piss right in the cup.

UT athletic director Mike Hamilton said he was pleased to hear Pearl was honored.

“Bruce’s honor was well-deserved,” Hamilton said. “A lot of coaches did a good job this year, but for us to have what could be considered our best season ever, with 31 wins, a No. 1 ranking and our first SEC outright title in 41 years, it’s gratifying to see Bruce win the award.”

He then went on to say “suck it Kentucky!”

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