BILLY DONOVAN RUMORS

Mike White off to better start with Florida basketball than Billy Donovan

Many people were worried about Florida basketball when Billy Donovan left for the NBA, but Mike White has actually been a comparable–and maybe better–replacement. The Gators (18-5, 8-2 SEC) are coming off a signature win over Kentucky. They surged to No. 17 in this week’s AP Poll. It was a breakthrough moment in White’s second season as head coach for the Gators. But as...
Via SEC Country
12 days ago

Billy Donovan deserves more credit for Thunder rolling

The Oklahoma City Thunder are absolutely rolling over the Golden State Warriors in the Western Conference Finals. Russell Westbrook has found another gear, Kevin Durant is finally feeling like himself again after a rather miserable Game 1 and guys like Steven Adams and Andre Roberson are playing the best ball of their careers. One name we haven’t heard a lot of, though, is Billy...
Via Sportsnaut
May 25, 2016  |  Discuss

Former Florida Basketball Signee Noah Dickerson Heading To Washington, Gets Shout Out From Tony Wroten

After the departure of head coach Billy Donovan, Florida released signee Noah Dickerson, a four-star power forward from Monteverde Academy, from his letter of intent. Now, he’s heading to the opposite corner of the country to play his college hoops. Dickerson has committed to Lorenzo Romar and Washington. I’ve finally found my home. I’m a Washington Husky pic.twitter.com/cqGYVPKQw7...
Via College Spun
June 04, 2015  |  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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