Billy Donovan

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Donovan Leaves Orlando at the Altar

Gators coach finds it too hard to say goodbye, will stay in Gainesville

(Newser) - After signing a $27.5 million deal on Friday to coach the NBA's Orlando Magic, two-time champion coach Billy Donovan has decided he wants to stay in Gainesville after all.  This makes him the third college coach since June 2006 to renege on a new deal in order to... More »

Gators Lose Donovan to Magic

Champion hoops team continues disintegration as coach bolts for the pros

(Newser) - Billy Donovan, who led the University of Florida to two straight championships in 11 years, will replace the fired Brian Hill as Orlando's new coach. Donovan was wooed with a five-year, $27.5 million deal, and he will enjoy no front-office responsibilities, traditionally difficult territory for coaches accustomed to the... More »

Florida Coach Mulls Move To Kentucky

After Gainsville triumph, does he still want dream job?

(Newser) - 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... More »

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