Billy Gillispie Faces New Allegations Of Abusing Coaches, Players

Stories continue leaking about the train wreck that's been Billy Gillispie's time in Lubbock, and they are not pretty.

The former Texas A&M and Kentucky coach came back to the Big 12 in 2012, but success was elusive on the court, as the Texas Tech Red Raiders went 8-23 and 1-17 in conference.

That misery apparently leaked into Gilliespie's conduct off the court, which CBS Sports Jeff Goodman outlines in a devastating report:

"We used to go more than four hours all the time," added Jaron Nash, who transferred to North Dakota after last season. "I remember that day when we went almost all day. We didn't leave until 9 p.m. or so. It was pretty bad. A lot of guys were really hurt after it. One guy had a stress fracture in both legs."

One source identified that player as African native Kader Tapsoba, who did not play last season while dealing with multiple stress fractures.

There's plenty more nuggets in Goodman's article, including Gillispie's propensity for dangling jobs and scholarship offers in front of recruits and assistant coaches before pulling them at the last minute. He also reportedly forced everyone in attendance the night before a game, including Texas Tech's TV and radio broadcasters, to participate in layup lines at the start of practice, and run stadiums if they missed any shots.

What could really be Gillispie's undoing, though, is the rampant violation of the NCAA's 20-hour-per-week practice rules, which could be enough of a pretext for the Red Raiders to cut ties with the unstable coach.

For more on Texas Tech, be sure to check out their SB Nation blog, Double-T Nation.

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