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Billy Gillispie Checks Into Rehab Facility

Former UK coach Billy Gillispie has fought plenty of battles in the game of basketball, but now his biggest may come off the court.

27 SportsFirst confirmed Tuesday evening that Gillispie checked himself in the John Lucas After Care Program in Houston, Texas. It's a substance abuse recovery program that has two treatment centers, a physcial fitness program and an aftercare program with counselors.
John Lucas is a former NBA coach and player who had a well documented battle with drugs and alcohol, his rehab program is the model the NBA uses to helps its players.

All of this is coming after Billy Gillispie was arrested for DUI during the early morning hours on August 27th in the Anderson County. In the hours to follow Gillispie has his right to drive in Kentucky revoked before being bailed out of jail. Reportedly Gillispie was in town then to work out a settlement in his lawsuit against the UK Athletic Association.

What we don't know is the timetable Gillispie must stay in rehab. Gillispie was fired after two seasons as the head coach of the Kentucky Wildcats basketball program.


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