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Deadline pushed back in Gillispie lawsuit

Some more time. That's what attorneys for both the University of Kentucky and former basketball coach Billy Gillispie have requested.

Gillispie sued the UK Athletics Association last month alleging breach of contract and fraud, after being fired in March.

He claims the university owes him at least 6 million dollars, but UK officials have argued that the coach never signed a formal contract and was operating under a year-by-year "memorandum of understanding."

The university's lawyers had been scheduled to respond to Gillispie's lawsuit in a court in Texas by Monday, but the Lexington Herald-Leader reports lawyers on both sides have agreed to push the deadline back to June 26th.


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