BILLY DONOVAN RUMORS

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
March 23, 2017  |  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
March 19, 2017  |  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
March 19, 2017  |  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

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

Why Michael White was the right hire for Florida Basketball

The University of Florida has hired Louisiana Tech’s Michael White as the men’s basketball head coach, Jeremy Foley, Florida’s athletic director announced this past Thursday. White replaces Billy Donovan, who coached the Gators for nearly two decades guiding them to four SEC tournament championships, six SEC regular-season titles and two back-to-back national championships...
Via isportsweb.com
May 11, 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
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