Wildcats Thunder Sports Reporter
UK basketball, the Roman Empire of Basketball, has had many bright days in it's glorious history and occasional days of gloom.
The past few years have not been sunny and not very exciting.
UK fans, the most passionate anywhere, have longed for exciting days of UK past glory days. Today, the clouds lifted....the sun shone bright.......and UK fans were introduced due a dynamic new coach, Billy Gillispie!
At the pep rally and news conference.....UK fans saw a coach who was honored and humbled to be the new head UK coach. A coach who understands UK's glorious past.....who exhibited incredible enthusiasm and supreme confidence for the future of UK basketball. A coach who has a work ethic second to none. A coach who not only accepts the pressure, high expectations and challenge of being UK's coach, but finds it a positive.....because out of pressure, high expectation and great challenges....comes great success! Billy Gillispie embraces all the greatness of UK basketball's storied past and wants to build on it's past greatness with new successes and championships.
UK fans saw in Billy Gillispie a coach who truly wanted to be at UK. You had the feeling that Billy G would have crawled to Lexington to coach UK. Whatever temporary disappointment there was in the Big Blue nation with Billy Donovan's decision yesterday, was totally gone today as UK fans met their new coach. The excitement and enthusiasm that UK fans exhibited today, as they saw their new coach up close and heard his positive words, revealed that at last.....the Big Blue Nation is united behind their coach. UK fans have embraced this new young terrific coach for lots of reasons, but perhaps no reason greater than this.....UK fans have at last found a coach with as much passion for UK basketball as they have....a coach who they truly believe in.....a coach who truly understands the wonder and magic of UK basketball......a coach who will restore UK basketball to it's greatness!
UK fans know that they must have patience as Billy Gillispie works hard to bring in the talent to return UK to it's rightful elite status. It will not be accomplished overnight, but I truly feel that the Big Blue Nation will stand solidly behind Billy G as he rebuilds the program.
Can you imagine the excitement in Rupp Arena next fall when Billy G coaches his first game.....it will be magical!
UK fans, we can now hold our heads up high......a new dawn is coming for UK basketball. UK basketball will once again be exciting and great success will follow in the next few years.
Yes, the clouds are gone......UK fans can now see a bright new sunny future. Rejoice UK fans.....we are on our way back to those glory years!
Friday, April 06, 2007