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Billy Donovan Thanks Gator Nation With Full-Page Ad

Billy Donovan took out a full-page ad in the Gainesville Sun on Sunday to thank the Florida Gators and their fans for a wonderful run.
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13 hours ago  |  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...
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Billy Donovan Gives Fans Heartfelt Goodbye

Any Florida Gators fans who are still feeling upset about longtime coach Billy Donovan leaving for the NBA can now take consolation in one reality. It’s not as though Donovan and his family aren’t taking the upcoming move hard as well. In a post by Adam Silverstein of the Florida fan site OnlyGators, the goodbye that the Donovans gave to the fans via an ad in The Gainesville...
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18 hours ago  |  Discuss

Billy Donovan thanks Florida fans with full-page ad

Florida meant a lot to Billy Donovan, that is very clear.  The 49-year-old coach, prior to becoming the Oklahoma City Thunder’s head coach, 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 today’s Gainesville Sun, Donovan...
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Report: Florida Hoops Signee KeVaughn Allen Will Stick With Gators, New Staff

Nearly two weeks after news broke he was seeking his release from Florida following the departure of head coach Billy Donovan, four-star shooting guard KeVaughn Allen will remain a Gator, according to ESPN’s Jeff Goodman.  Florida signee KeVaughn Allen has informed the new staff that he will stick with the Gators, sources told ESPN. HUGE news for Mike White. — Jeff Goodman...
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6 days ago  |  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...
13 days ago  |  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
17 days ago  |  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
17 days ago  |  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
25 days ago  |  Discuss

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