LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) - Former Kentucky coach Billy Gillispie has filed a lawsuit against the school's athletics association, seeking $6 million over his firing last spring.
Gillispie, who still has a home near Lexington, filed the lawsuit in federal court in Dallas on Wednesday. He previously coached at Texas A&M.
The lawsuit claims breach of contract and fraud. Gillispie was working under a memorandum of understanding but hadn't signed a formal contract during the two years he coached at Kentucky.
Gillispie contends that under that memorandum of understanding, he should be paid $1.5 million a year for 4 of the five years left on the deal for being fired without cause.