At Home With Billy Gillispie

In August of last year, Kentucky basketball coach Billy Gillispie settled down in style in a $1.45 million dollar home in Jessamine County.

For the first time, Jennifer Nime Palumbo takes you inside the 12,000 square foot showplace off Harrodsburg Road.

The home, built by Isaac Construction, sits on a two-acre lot. It features 6 bedrooms, eight bathrooms, three half-baths and a gourmet kitchen that doesn't see much cooking.

The coach's favorite place in the house is the lower level where he likes to entertain his players. There is also a wet bar, wine cellar and exercise room.

The 48-year-old bachelor was married once for eight years and says he hasn't ruled out getting married again.

For now, his life revolves around his basketball family, but one day that may not be the only family in Billy Gillispie's life. He says he loves children and can see himself as a dad.

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  • by melissa on Apr 13, 2009 at 05:52 PM
    I also hopes he gets a great coaching job, rebuilds, and prospers. UK did him terrible but remember what goes around comes around. Not all women are after his money. I am one of them. I am young, educated, work full-time, no kids, and I would be a dedicated, supportive wife.
  • by LOVE TO BILLY on Apr 9, 2009 at 05:42 PM
    Todd and Mitch should have been fired instead of Billy. They did not even give the man a chance. I hope billy finds another coaching position soon and does alot better than his time in KY.
  • by John Location: Southern Indiana on Mar 25, 2009 at 09:05 PM
    Billy is the best thing to happen to Kentucky since Rick left for the pros. If Kentucky gets rid of Billy I would have to say that there will be a lot less Kentucky fans in this world. Kentucky has put this team through enough coachs and they need to leave it alone and let things run its coarse. I have complete faith in Billy and believe he can get a championship VERY soon! For the adminstration: This is your warning...DO GET RID OF THE BEST THING YOU HAVE GOING FOR YOU!!!!
  • by Johnny Location: S.E. Ky on Mar 13, 2009 at 12:05 PM
    This has been a tuff season for the Cats and us fans. But I believe Coach G. can get it done. His heart is in the right place and he is a very very good coach and will lead the Cats to a Championship in the near future. Coach G. has had alot to deal with and it would be impossible for any other coach to come in and take over were he did and do much if any better . I want the Cats in the final Four as much as any other WildCat fan but it takes time . If at the end of next season the Cats are not in better shape then I may change my mind but untill then hang in there Coach Galispie, I still believe in you and our KY Wildcats
  • by QUESTION on Mar 7, 2009 at 02:24 PM
    In the article it said that UK asst athletic director's wife meg smith helped him with the house. What does she look like?
  • by louise Location: frankfort ky on Feb 26, 2009 at 10:35 AM
    Billy Gillespie guaranteed Patterson so many touches of the ball in every game as an incentive to attend ky. No wonder the other kids feel intimidated by Patterson,Meeks and Gillespie. I am no coach by far but I recognize scared kids.
  • by Jennifer Location: Berea, Ky on Feb 17, 2009 at 08:18 PM
    I have went my whole 40 years of life bleeding blue like no other, it is my religion. Fans of Ky have a glint in there eye that we reconize in one another. BG does not have this in his eyes and I believe would sell us out for more money to any one who asked with nothing but a text message as he did A&M. Yes he may take us to a final four eventually, but only for himself. Not for the team, not for the fans..He needs to bleed blue like the rest of us and until he gets that transfusion and I see that light of UK basketball in his eyes, I will continue to be disappointed and long for the good ole days.
  • by DREAMER on Feb 2, 2009 at 03:57 PM
    He can marry me if he wants. I am educated, work full-time, etc. I have no kids and we could start a family. He can support Obama if he wants that is his personal choice. I would take care of this man.
  • by Barbara Location: Flatwoods, KY on Jan 22, 2009 at 09:37 AM
    It takes a smart coach to be a backer of Obama. Go Billy and Obama.
  • by Patty Location: KY on Jan 21, 2009 at 08:24 PM
    I wish I hadn't read these posts. An Obama sign? I didn't need or want to know that!


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