Report: Billy Gillispie invested $2.3 million in scheme

Sports Illustrated is reporting that former Kentucky basketball coach Billy Gillispie lost as much as $2.3 million in the Ponzi scheme that entrapped several basketball coaches.

An excerpt:

More than a dozen current and former college coaches — including Texas Tech’s Billy Gillispie, Arizona’s Lute Olson, Baylor’s Scott Drew and Gonzaga’s Mark Few — are believed to have lost investments most recently valued at over $7.8 million combined with the late Houston-area businessman and AAU basketball operator J. David Salinas, sources close to the matter tell

According to documents reviewed by, the value of Gillispie’s investment alone was purported to be $2.3 million; Olson’s, $1.17 million; Drew’s, $621,000; Few’s, $353,000.

Salinas committed suicide on Sunday.

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  1. McAllisterBryant says:

    Neither this article nor the SI article provide any details as to when this Ponzi scheme began or for how long it existed.

    Could be important or at least interesting.

  2. Nick says:

    Exhibit J? K? … in the case against BCG’s sense.

  3. Dusty Mills says:

    Ha Ha ! Now that is funny !