North America's Head Case
One year contract. That's about right, for year two is generally when he starts to wear out his welcome. The wag on Billy Martin was that he was "the best manager in baseball on a one-year contract." Might that be said of Owens?
Long Knives Out For Billy G
NIT ain't it
Kentucky finished it's regular season 19-12 and 8-8 in the SEC after losing to Florida yesterday. If you finish the regular season in a major conference at .500, you'd better have some bragging rights in your out-conference schedule in order to get a Big Dance invite; a neutral-site win over West Virginia was the best UK could trot out. Michigan went 19-12 and 9-9 Big Ten, but they have wins over Duke and UCLA on their resume.
Kentucky doesn't have a legit point guard. It has two NBA first rounders in Jody Meeks and Patrick Patterson and a solid role playing power forward in Perry Stevenson who may well make a living at the sport, albeit at a European or NBA backup level. However, Meeks is their only outside threat, so defenses can play a box-and-one on Meeks and clog the paint. Give Gillespie a point guard and this team is a title contender.