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Wildcats to introduce Gillispie on Friday

Updated: April 6, 2007, 1:37 PM ET
By Pat Forde | ESPN.com

Kentucky has announced it will hold "a pep rally and a press conference" Friday afternoon at 12:45 p.m. ET to announce the hiring of the program's 21st head coach. And Texas A&M coach Billy Gillispie is the man the Wildcats will introduce to Big Blue Nation as Tubby Smith's replacement.

Kentucky homed in on Gillispie at the end of a whirlwind Thursday that began with a rebuff from Florida's Billy Donovan and included Texas coach Rick Barnes withdrawing his name from consideration. Kentucky ...

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