Posted By Matt Jones
Prior to joining the College Basketball Blog here on CBS, I was the founder of KentuckySportsRadio.com, which focused exclusively on all things involving Kentucky basketball. As a spinoff of that gig, I host a local television show in Lexington and Louisville on the topic of Kentucky basketball as I help the Big Blue Nation obsess on all things Wildcats. Yesterday on the show, former UK player Mark Krebs gave a candid interview on his experiences with former Kentucky and Texas A&M Coach Billy Gillispie , whom Krebs played under for two seasons in Lexington. During his time in Lexington, there were many rumors of poor player treatment by Gillispie and suggestions that during his tenure, players were forced to play with injuries and verbally abused on a daily basis.
Krebs addressed a number of those issues in the interview and told a story of a Coach at a top program slowly losing the respect of his players and ultimately, control of the program. His comments include a story of Gillispie kicking his star Jodie Meeks off of the team at halftime of a game and refusing to allow the Wildcats to warm-up before the team's embarassing loss to Gardner-Webb. It is a must-watch for anyone who wonders what happens when "Coaches Go Wild":