Former Kentucky coach files $6M lawsuit

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.

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