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Texas Tech Basketball Close In On Billy Gillispie

It's been rumored for weeks now and according to SportsbyBrooks, the hiring is imminent.

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Texas Tech officials met with Gillispie earlier today to discuss the vacant head coaching position.

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The meeting, which took place in south Florida because Hocutt’s last official day as Univ. of Miami Athletic Director isn’t until Friday, was to allow for a formal interview of Gillispie for the vacant Texas Tech basketball coaching job.

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Gillispie is now en route back to Texas via private jet with Tech representatives. I’ve been told a job offer from Tech is imminent and that the coach and school will spend the next few days negotiating a contract.

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This would seem to be a great hire for Texas Tech. Despite his recent struggles at Kentucky, Gillispie had success at Texas A&M, leading them to the Sweet 16, and should have no problem re-acclimating himself to Big 12 basketball.

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