Report: Former Kentucky coach Billy Gillespie ‘in urgent need’ of kidney transplant

Former Kentucky coach Billy Gillespie needs a kidney transplant ‘ASAP,’ according to a report by the Dallas Morning News.

Gillespie’s health has been cause for concern for much of the last year, as the coach briefly retired from his position as the head coach at Ranger College, a junior college in Texas, due to concerns about high blood pressure. However, Gillespie returned to the Ranger bench this season.

According to the Dallas Morning News’ report, Gillespie had missed the past three games due to health issues, though the cause of those issues had not been made public until Saturday.

Our thoughts are with Gillespie as he attempts to find a donor and get his health in order.

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