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BILLY DONOVAN RUMORS

Wilbekin doesn't think Donovan will leave Florida

Billy Donovan has long been rumored as a potential candidate for NBA jobs. Each offseason, the Florida coach seems to be mentioned on lists filled with possible replacements for fired NBA coaches.  The rumors have again been present this offseason. Donovan, 49, says he’s committed to the Gators but won’t “guarantee” a return to Gainesville for the 2014-15 season.  “I...
Via College Spun
June 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Billy Donovan Makes No Guarantee He’s Returning To Florida

Florida head basketball coach, Billy Donovan’s name has been linked to several NBA vacancies this year and in season’s past. Although he hasn’t made the leap yet, that doesn’t mean he’s completely ruling it out. When asked at SEC meetings recently, Donovan said he plans on returning to Florida, but will not make any guarantees. ¨I think when you start making guarantees...
Via BlackSportsOnline
May 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Donovan: There’s no guarantee that I'm staying at Florida

For the past few weeks, University of Florida head basketball coach Billy Donovan has been linked to several NBA teams.  Donovan, who led his squad to the Final Four this past season, has flirted with the NBA before. Donovan agreed to coach the Orlando Magic back in 2007 before changing his mind and head back to Gainesville. While speaking at the SEC meetings this week, Donovan...
Via No Guts, No Glory
May 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Florida Basketball: Top impact newcomer for 2014-15 season

Over his illustrious 15-year career as the Florida basketball coach, Billy Donovan has built a system that works year after year. While there are a multitude of factors that go into producing a winning team, perhaps the most essential to the process for Donovan is recruiting. He has a formula that has produced stars not only at the college level but also professionally. After a season...
Via isportsweb.com
April 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Gators lock up Billy Donovan with three-year extension, raise

Florida coach Billy Donovan has signed a three-year contract extension that raises his average salary to $3.7 million over the next six years. Donovan signed the extension in February, before the Gators became the first team in Southeastern Conference history to go 18-0 in the regular season. Florida also won the SEC tournament and earned the NCAA tournament's overall top seed...
Via Fox Sports Florida
March 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Billy Donovan is 'baffled' by Florida's game against Albany

Florida Gators head coach Billy Donovan was very frustrated following the game against Albany, stating that he was "baffled."
Via Gamedayr
March 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Florida AD Jeremy Foley praises Billy Donovan, excited for SEC Network deal

GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- March Madness is one of Florida Athletic Director Jeremy Foley's favorite times of year. Foley left for Atlanta this week to attend the SEC Men's Basketball Tournament and hopes to spend much of the month on the road with the No. 1-ranked Gators, who won a school-record 29 regular-season games and became the first team in SEC history to finish 18-0 in...
Via Fox Sports Florida
March 15, 2014  |  Discuss

UF coach Billy Donovan defends Chris Walker as his NCAA suspension nears end

UF coach Billy Donovan said Chris Walker's 12-game suspension for receiving impermissible benefits resulted from the highly touted freshman's ignorance of the rules and the NCAA's inability to police AAU basketball programs. A day after the NCAA cleared Walker to make his long-awaited debut, the 6-foot-10 freshman was the hot topic even though he will not be available...
Via Pro Sports Daily
February 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Billy Donovan Tweets Photo Of Florida’s New Custom LeBron 11s

When the Florida Gators take the court against No. 15 Memphis Tuesday night as part of the Jimmy V Classic, they’ll be doing so in style. The team will be wearing brand new Nike LeBron 11s, customized with the Gators’ colors. Head coach Billy Donovan gave us a sneak peek on Twitter this afternoon: Cases of custom @KingJames shoes in for the guys today from @nikebasketball. About...
Via College Spun
December 16, 2013  |  Discuss
PUT ME IN COACH

Florida offers spot to one-handed player

Zach Hodskins nails threes at 60% clip despite only having one hand, and now Billy Donovan is offering a chance for him to walk-on with the Gators. 

Via The Victory Formation
August 15, 2013  |  Discuss
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