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Former Kentucky basketball coach resigns from Texas Tech

Texas Tech men's basketball coach Billy Gillispie has resigned, due to health reasons.

The school announced the move on Thursday. Gillispie's departure comes less than a month after Texas Tech said it was looking into allegations of player mistreatment by the veteran coach and that it had reported practice-time violations to the NCAA.

Athletic director Kirby Hocutt had already told Gillispie he could no longer handle day-to-day decisions about the program so he could focus on his health. Hocutt put associate head coach Chris Walker in charge.

Gillispie spent six days in a Lubbock hospital, and doctors later ordered him to avoid stress for 30 days.

He coached one year at Texas Tech, finishing the 2011-12 season with an 8-23 record and one Big 12 victory.

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