When you make a mistake, you correct it.
You correct it, and you move on.
As quickly as you can.
Hiring Billy Gillispie was a mistake. Someone didn’t do their homework. Someone had the wrong idea about who they were getting. But what’s done is done. Troubled waters under a very big and costly bridge.
After two years, Kentucky realized it had the wrong guy to head its basketball program. And if you have the wrong guy, you have to correct it and move on. Even if it’s a $6 million mistake.
To be sure, under ordinary circumstances, 24 months is not long enough to judge the merits of a coach. The coach hasn’t yet had time to recruit his own players. He hasn’t had enough time to fully implement his system, his ideals.