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Attendance woes don’t deter Billy D

It’s been a rocky start to the 2014-15 season for the Florida basketball team. But after dropping under .500 for the first time since 1998 after a loss at Kansas, Florida (6-4) righted the ship with three straight home wins last week. The homestand, however, produced less than stellar results at the turnstiles. According to paid attendance, Florida averaged 9,349 fans during the...

Billy Donovan Says This Year’s Florida Team Should Not Have Final Four-Type Expectations

Billy Donovan knows how to minimize the expectations surrounding his Florida men’s basketball team.  The 49-year-old coach has led four different Gators’ teams to the Final Four (2000, ’06, ’07 and ’14) and two squads to a national championship (2006-07). Therefore, Donovan believes he understands what it takes for a college basketball team to reach the sport’s mecca...
Via College Spun
November 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Video: Florida’s Billy Donovan Is Better At Spinning The Ball On His Finger Than You Are

Billy Donovan hasn’t played basketball professionally since 1988.  Despite the fact that the Florida coach hasn’t been paid to dribble a ball in more than 25 years, his handles are still in tip-top shape.  The 49-year-old coach is likely better at spinning the ball on his fingers than you are.  Being able to spin a basketball on your fingers like that is one of the coolest...
Via College Spun
October 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Florida’s Chris Walker suspended first three games of the season

Florida basketball fans were thrilled to hear that sophomore-to-be Chris Walker, who many believe is a first-round NBA talent, would be returning for his second season in Gainesville. It looks like they’ll have to wait a few weeks to actually see him on the court, however. Wednesday, head coach Billy Donovan announced that Walker has been suspended for the team’s first three...
Via College Spun
October 15, 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...
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

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

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