BILLY DONOVAN RUMORS

Gator basketball looks to stamp legacy, return to elite status in New York City

Listing off Billy Donovan’s accomplishments as Florida’s head coach is not an easy thing to do. That list, one that’s […]
Via In All Kinds Of Weather
45 minutes ago

Florida a favorite for Final Four — if it sticks to proven formula

A decade after Florida won back-to-back national titles under Billy Donovan, successor Mike White has the Gators in the Sweet 16, with a path that suddenly looks a lot easier to the Final Four. Defending champion Villanova has been bounced. Las Vegas favorite Duke is done. And despite losing shot-blocking center John Egbunu to a...
Via New York Post
9 hours ago

Pat Kelsey ditches UMass right before first press conference

What a day for the coaching carousel.First Georgetown axed John Thompson III after 13 years, and then Winthrop’s Pat Kelsey stranded UMass at the altar. Kelsey cancelled his introductory press conference at the last minute because of a “change of heart,” according to ESPN’s Jeff Goodman. Twitter quickly exploded with rumors that Kelsey may have received a call from Georgetown...
Via The Comeback
15 hours ago  |  Discuss

Billy Donovan has no interest in Indiana job

Billy Donovan won’t be returning to the college ranks anytime soon.The Oklahoma State Thunder coach, who has been linked to the vacant Indiana job, shot down those rumors Sunday, saying he’s very happy in the NBA.Donovan told ESPN’s Jeff Goodman that he is “very, very happy in the NBA and in Oklahoma City — and is committed there.”Donovan was one of the most successful...
Via Larry Brown Sports
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Billy Donovan has no interest in leaving NBA for Indiana

Billy Donovan won’t be returning to the college ranks anytime soon. The Oklahoma State Thunder coach, who has been linked to the vacant Indiana job, shot down those rumors Sunday, saying he’s very happy in the NBA. Donovan told ESPN’s Jeff Goodman that he is “very, very happy in the NBA and in Oklahoma City — and is committed there.” Donovan was one of the most successful...
Via Larry Brown Sports
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Who won the men's NCAA Tournament the year you were born?

The NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament has been around for a long time — so long, in fact, that it probably predates most of the folks viewing this slideshow. Over the years, the number of teams invited to the big dance has expanded, players and coaches have come and gone, and schools have seen their stocks rise and fall with each passing season for these and other reasons. Let’s...
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Billy Donovan thanks Florida fans with full-page ad

By Andrew Holleran Florida meant a lot to Billy Donovan - that is very clear.  Prior to becoming the Oklahoma City Thunder’s head coach, Donovan spent 20 seasons leading the Gators’ program. He won two national championships, went to four Final Fours and won the SEC Tournament four times.  Donovan has been OKC’s head coach for nearly a month. In Sunday’s Gainesville...
Via College Spun
May 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Report: Mike White Was Jeremy Foley’s First Choice To Replace Billy Donovan

Florida athletic director Jeremy Foley wasted no time in landing his replacement for Billy Donovan. Just three days after saying that the coaching search might last into June, Florida surprised the college basketball world with the swift hiring of Louisiana Tech’s Mike White. There’s a good explanation for why this process was so brief: according to ESPN’s Jeff Goodman, he...
Via College Spun
May 07, 2015  |  Discuss

Report: Louisiana Tech’s Michael White The Leading Candidate To Replace Donovan At Florida

A 38-year-old Florida native has emerged as the frontrunner to replace Billy Donovan on the Gators’ bench, according to Yahoo Sports’ Pat Forde.  Michael White, who’s been Louisiana Tech’s head coach since 2011, is the “leading candidate” to take over for Donovan at Florida, Forde reports.  White, from Dunedin, Fla., has compiled a 101-40 record through four seasons...
Via College Spun
May 07, 2015  |  Discuss

Best Candidates to Replace Billy Donovan

With the ink all but dry on Billy Donovan’s contract with the Oklahoma City Thunder, University of Florida A.D. Jeremy Foley is now left with the task of replacing one of college basketball’s elite coaches. Campus Sports has compiled a list of the most likely names to replace Donovan at UF. Gregg Marshall, Wichita State- Marshall’s name needs to be on the list since there is...
Via Campus Sports Net
April 29, 2015  |  Discuss
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