In the wake of his second straight championship, Gators coach Billy Donovan has a difficult, if enviable, decision. The 41-year-old workaholic can continue stewarding the historic program he has built in Gainesville, or he can fill the vacancy at basketball powerhouse Kentucky, where he was assistant coach for five years.
Dan Wetzel goes to great pains to emphasize Donovan's workaholism, emphasizing that before Donovan, Gainesville did not loom large on the college basketball map. It seems to have been a stressful nightmare. "I definitely think it took years off my life," said Donovan. " Can he walk from that? Can he walk from his own kingdom?" Wetzel demands, somewhat melodramatically.