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Bradley Beal: Billy Donovan will ‘definitely’ leave Florida for NBA

Billy Donovan has been linked t0 a few NBA teams. But will he actually leave Florida? His former player Bradley Beal seems to think so. Your browser does not support iframes. Beal on Dan Patrick Show: I agree with the rumors. I think he’ll definitely leave. He won’t pass up that opportunity too many times Donovan’s... The post Bradley Beal: Billy Donovan will ‘definitely’...
Via The Garbage Time
20 hours ago  |  Discuss

Former Florida Guard Bradley Beal Thinks Billy Donovan Will Definitely Leave For The NBA

Donovan led UF to back-to-back titles in 2006 and 2007 Florida head coach Billy Donovan has had his name linked to NBA coaching gigs in the past, and nearly became head coach of the Orlando Magic eight years ago. This morning, one of Donovan’s former players, Washington Wizards guard Bradley Beal, said he expects the 49-year-old coach to head to the professional ranks if he has...
Via College Spun
23 hours ago  |  Discuss

Bradley Beal: I think Billy Donovan is ‘definitely’ headed to NBA

Washington Wizards guard Bradley Beal knows Billy Donovan better than most people. Considering Beal played under Donovan at Florida during the 2011-2012 season, you might be inclined to listen to his opinion on whether Donovan will leave the Gators for the NBA. During an appearance on “The Dan Patrick Show” this week, Beal said he...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
23 hours ago  |  Discuss

Could Billy Donovan leave Florida for Oklahoma City Thunder?

The Oklahoma City Thunder have missed out on the 2015 NBA Playoffs and head coach Scott Brooks could find himself in jeopardy of being fired. That is the word from Yahoo Sports NBA guru Adrian Wojnarowski. Yahoo Sources: Scott Brooks' future as Oklahoma City Thunder coach uncertain. http://t.co/TK5ZTEirT0 — Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojYahooNBA) April 16, 2015 In the report from...
Via Campus Sports Net
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Florida’s Billy Donovan Could Emerge As Serious Candidate To Replace Oklahoma City Thunder’s Scott Brooks

Billy Donovan to the NBA is a storyline that seems to pop up every college basketball offseason. It’s the middle of April – the 2014-15 season has been done for more than a week – so here we are again.  According to Yahoo Sports’ Adrian Wojnarowski, the Florida coach could emerge as a serious candidate to replace the Oklahoma City Thunder’s Scott Brooks, if he were to...
Via College Spun
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Anthony Grant Accepts Assistant Job at Florida

After nearly a decade away, Anthony Grant is headed back to the swamp. The longtime Florida Gators assistant announced on his Twitter page that he would be returning to Gainsville as an assistant coach. Go Gators! — Anthony Grant (@UFCoachGrant) April 13, 2015 Grant held the same position from 1996-2006 and was part of the coaching staff of the 2006 national championship team...
Via Campus Sports Net
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Chattanooga's McCall wants to build on Wade's momentum

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) New Chattanooga coach Matt McCall says he wants to build on the momentum generated by Will Wade in his two seasons on the job. McCall was introduced Monday as the replacement for Wade, who went 40-25 at Chattanooga before leaving last week for VCU. McCall spent the last four seasons as an assistant on Billy Donovan's staff at Florida. ''Obviously I think...
Via AP on Fox
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Anthony Grant returning to Florida

Anthony Grant is returning to Florida. Fired as head coach at Alabama after six seasons as the Crimson Tide’s head coach, the 48-year-old Grant is returning to Gainesville, where he was Billy Donovan’s assistant from 1996 through 2006. “I’m extremely … Continue reading →
Via John Clay's Sidelines
4 days ago

%headline(Florida brings back fired Alabama coach Anthony Grant

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) Fired Alabama coach Anthony Grant is returning to Florida. Gators coach Billy Donovan announced Monday that he has hired Grant as an assistant to replace Matt McCall, who left to take the head coaching job at Chattanooga. The move reunites Donovan, Grant and John Pelphrey - the trio that helped turn fledgling Florida into a Southeastern Conference and national...
Via AP on Fox
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Former Alabama coach Anthony Grant rejoins Florida staff, Donovan

Former Alabama head coach Anthony Grant is returning to Gainesville to become an assistant coach at Florida, reuniting him with longtime boss Billy Donovan. Grant, who spent the six seasons leading the Crimson Tide, was fired after posting an 18-14 season in 2014-15. Grant led the Tide to just one NCAA tournament appearance, his third season in 2011-12. He also spent three years...
Via Fox Sports
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Gators hosting Fordahm transfer

In an effort to turn around a 16-17 season, Florida coach Billy Donovan is once again trying to go to the transfer well. According to CBSSports.com’s Jon Rothstein, the Gators are hosting Fordahm transfer Eric Paschall this weekend. A rising sophomore, the 6-foot-6, 205 pound Paschall averaged 15.9 points, 5.5 rebounds and 1 assists per game as a freshman while playing in the Atlantic...
Via Gatorsports.com - Hoops Scoop
11 days ago

G Dorian Finney-Smith will return to Florida

As college players continue to announce their intentions to either enter the 2015 NBA Draft or return to school, there may not be a team with more riding on the decisions than the Florida Gators. Billy Donovan’s squad had three key players to wait on including Michael Frazier II, Dorian Finney-Smith, and Chris Walker. Donovan, whose status with the team also remains in question...
Via Campus Sports Net
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Bearcats BlogCast – Riding the Coaching Carousel with Joseph Nardone

Hello, friends. The podcast wave keeps rolling as myself and fellow Student Section contributor Joseph Nardone discuss the various coaching hirings and firings going on in the world of college basketball. We recorded this episode on Thursday afternoon, so it was not official that Shaka Smart accepted the Texas job. Don’t worry though, we discuss that situation. The lone coaching...
Via Bearcats Blog
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Florida’s Billy Donovan might be headed to the NBA

Stop me if you’ve heard this one before. University of Florida’s long-tenured head coach, Billy Donovan, is said to be looking for...
Via Athlon Sports
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Podcast: Scott King and Joseph Nardone Discuss the Coaching Carousel

Hello, friends.  The podcast wave keeps rolling as myself and  fellow Student Section contributor Joseph Nardone discuss the various coaching hirings and firings going on in the world of college basketball. We recorded this episode on Thursday afternoon, so it was not official that Shaka Smart accepted the Texas job. Don’t worry though, we discuss that situation. The lone coaching...
Via Bloguin Best
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Podcast: Scott King and Joseph Nardone Discuss the Coaching Carousel

Hello, friends.  The podcast wave keeps rolling as myself and  fellow Student Section contributor Joseph Nardone discuss the various coaching hirings and firings going on in the world of college basketball. We recorded this episode on Thursday afternoon, so it was not official that Shaka Smart accepted the Texas job. Don’t worry though, we discuss that situation. The lone coaching...
Via The Student Section
15 days ago  |  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
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Donovan's extension at Florida raises salary to about $4M annually

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) -- Florida coach Billy Donovan has signed a one-year contract extension that raises his annual salary to about $4 million and keeps him under contract through the 2019-20 season. Donovan and Florida agreed to the deal last summer. It was signed in December, and the school released details Thursday. The new contract paid Donovan $4.2 million in 2014-15. His...
Via AP on Fox
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Billy Donovan ready for NBA move despite extension with Florida, per ESPN

Could Billy Donovan be ready for a jump to the NBA? ESPN’s Marc Stein reports that Donovan could be eying a jump to professional basketball, even though he just agreed to an extension with Florida through the 2020 season. There is a growing sense among NBA executives that Florida Gators coach Billy Donovan is looking to […]
Via Kentucky Sports Connection
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Florida bumps coach Donovan's salary to about $4M annually

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) Florida coach Billy Donovan has signed a one-year contract extension that raises his annual salary to about $4 million and keeps him under contract through the 2019-20 season. Donovan and Florida agreed to the deal last summer. It was signed in December, and the school released details Thursday. The new contract paid Donovan $4.2 million in 2014-15. His salary...
Via AP on Fox
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Billy Donovan Considering Move To NBA

Billy Donovan is interested in leaving Florida for the NBA more than ever before, according to sources. Donovan figures to draw interest from multiple NBA teams this offseason. Donovan recently agreed to a one-year contract extension to stay with the Gators through the 2020 season, according to multiple media reports, but the contract contains a buyout for a mere $500,000 if an NBA...
Via RealGM
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Reports: Florida coach Billy Donovan to average $4 million annually

Florida Gators basketball coach Billy Donovan received a one-year contract extension through 2020 that pushes his average annual salary just past $4 million, according to reports, citing school documents obtained in an open records request. Donovan received a $250,000 signing bonus this past season to push his salary for the 2014-2015 season at $4,208,334. His salary for the next...
Via Fox Sports
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Billy Donovan’s New Contract Extension Details Released

Billy Donovan signed a new contract extension with the Florida Gators. Here are the details of his revamped deal.
Via Gamedayr
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Pitino: Billy D has urge to give NBA a try

There’s been much speculation on whether Billy Donovan would consider a jump to the NBA after 21 seasons as a college coach and 19 seasons at Florida. On Thursday morning, Donovan’s mentor, Louisville coach Rick Pitino, gave the strongest hint that the UF coach may give the pros a try in the near future. Appearing on ESPN’s Mike and Mike radio show, Pitino was asked if a college...
Via Gatorsports.com - Hoops Scoop
16 days ago

Mississippi State's hiring of three-time Final Four coach Ben Holland sends message to rest of the SEC: Ron Higgins

Howland's hire means the SEC now has three head coaches - Kentucky's John Calipari and Florida's Billy Donovan are the others - who have led their teams to the Final Four.
Via The Times Picayune - LSU
25 days ago
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