Report: Doctors order 30 stress-free days for Texas Tech coach Billy Gillispie

Monday September 17th, 2012

Embattled Texas Tech coach Billy Gillispie seeks stress-free rest. (Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

A text from Billy Gillispie to the Lubbock Avalanche-Journal said doctors have ordered the troubled Texas Tech basketball coach to recover in a stress-free environment for 30 days.

Gillispie returned to Lubbock Friday after spending four days at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn..

The text said Gillispie had been treated at the clinic for abnormal headaches and kidney problems and was ordered to live in the stress-free environment while trying to get his high blood pressure under control.

Texas Tech initiated an investigation of Gillispie and his program after a group of players raised concerns about the way Gillispie was treating the players and breaking NCAA rules regarding practices.

Athletic director Kirby Hocutt recently said Gillispie was no longer involved with the day-to-day operations of the team and ordered him "not to engage" the basketball program "in any way" until the two could meet. Gillispie has been unavailable to meet with Hocutt.

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