ATLANTA - Former Kentucky All-American Mike Pratt, who is now part of the UK Radio Network, is in Atlanta for the Southeastern Conference Tournament. He shared his insights into the UK season today in the first of this three-part series for www.amnews.com.
Question: What have you learned about Kentucky coach Billy Gillispie this season?
Pratt: "Personally, he is a nice fellow. He is very much all business. I think what he has done in January and February is terrific. I think somehow he got himself, Joe (Crawford) and Ramel (Bradley) together and they hashed it all out. Maybe the early season losses meant a lot to him and he got those guys together.
"Sometimes it is not a matter of who wins out and you will never know who won, if anybody won if that is the right word. I learned this from my experience in the NBA - it is not important who got their way. It's important what came about. These two seniors and Billy have done a terrific job of coming together and putting their personal differences aside for the sake of winning. I think the three of them deserve an awful lot of credit."