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Florida Gators basketball recruiting: Four-star guard Eric Hester commits

Florida Gators basketball got some bad news and some good news on Friday. Let’s start with the bad news first so we can end on a high note. Unfortunately, 2016 power forward John Mooney backed off his commitment to Florida and is instead opting to reopen his recruitment. Mooney committed to Billy Donovan and the Gators back in 2013 when he was just a rising sophomore. Mooney...
Via isportsweb.com
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Billy Donovan Jr. Takes High School Coaching Job In Ocala

Billy Donovan Jr. has accepted a high school head coaching job at Trinity Catholic in Ocala, Florida.
Via Gamedayr
June 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Former Florida Basketball Signee Noah Dickerson Heading To Washington, Gets Shout Out From Tony Wroten

After the departure of head coach Billy Donovan, Florida released signee Noah Dickerson, a four-star power forward from Monteverde Academy, from his letter of intent. Now, he’s heading to the opposite corner of the country to play his college hoops. Dickerson has committed to Lorenzo Romar and Washington. I’ve finally found my home. I’m a Washington Husky pic.twitter.com/cqGYVPKQw7...
Via College Spun
June 04, 2015  |  Discuss

Billy Donovan says goodbye to Florida in touching newspaper ad

Billy Donovan was perhaps the best coach in Florida Basketball history. He spent 20 seasons guiding the Florida Basketball team before parting ways with the Gators to join Kevin Durant and the Oklahoma City Thunder in the NBA. The legendary coach led the Gators to four SEC tournament championships and two back-to-back national championships. Donovan’s players that he’s recruited...
Via isportsweb.com
May 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Billy Donovan thanks Florida fans with full-page ad

Florida meant a lot to Billy Donovan, that is very clear.  The 49-year-old coach, prior to becoming the Oklahoma City Thunder’s head coach, 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 today’s Gainesville Sun, Donovan...
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

Six Candidates To Replace Billy Donovan At Florida

Here are the top Florida basketball coaching candidates to replace Billy Donovan, should he leave the Gators for the NBA.
Via Gamedayr
April 30, 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

Billy Donovan reportedly wants to coach in NBA

Billy Donovan nearly made the jump to the NBA eight years ago before changing his mind and returning to Florida, but now it sounds like he is ready to give it a serious go in the association. ESPN’s Marc Stein reported Thursday that there is a growing sense among NBA executives that Donovan wants to...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
April 02, 2015  |  Discuss
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