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Articles tagged: Billy Donovan

John Calipari reportedly drove Billy Donovan to NBA

The recent dominance and run of success for John Calipari at Kentucky helped push Billy Donovan to the NBA, according to a report. Donovan, 49, coached at Florida from 1996 through 2015 before accepting the head coaching job with the Oklahoma City Thunder this week. Though Donovan won two national championships at Florida (2006 and…Read More

Thunder reportedly hire Billy Donovan

The Oklahoma City Thunder are reportedly set to announce the hiring of Billy Donovan as their next head coach. News 9 in Oklahoma reports that a deal has been finalized and should be made public in the very near future. According to Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo Sports, Donovan signed a five-year contract with the team….Read More

Report: Kevin Durant on board with potential Billy Donovan hiring

The Oklahoma City Thunder appear close to hiring Florida coach Billy Donovan, which seems just fine with their biggest superstar. Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo Sports reports that the Thunder are preparing an offer for Donovan and that Donovan is “enthusiastic” about the job. Woj also noted that Kevin Durant has reached out to at least…Read More

Report: Billy Donovan, Thunder begin formal discussions

Billy Donovan is widely believed to be the Oklahoma City Thunder’s top choice for their head coaching vacancy, and the two sides appear to be working toward a deal. According to Marc Stein of ESPN.com, the Thunder began formal discussions with Donovan about the job this week. Thunder general manager Sam Presti and Donovan have…Read More

Bradley Beal: I think Billy Donovan is ‘definitely’ headed to NBA

Washington Wizards guard Bradley Beal knows Billy Donovan better than most people. Considering Beal played under Donovan at Florida during the 2011-2012 season, you might be inclined to listen to his opinion on whether Donovan will leave the Gators for the NBA. During an appearance on “The Dan Patrick Show” this week, Beal said he…Read More

Billy Donovan reportedly wants to coach in NBA

Billy Donovan nearly made the jump to the NBA eight years ago before changing his mind and returning to Florida, but now it sounds like he is ready to give it a serious go in the association. ESPN’s Marc Stein reported Thursday that there is a growing sense among NBA executives that Donovan wants to…Read More

Billy Donovan has name card for postgame press conference misspelled

Florida advanced to the Sweet 16 on Saturday with a convincing 61-45 win over Pittsburgh. Gators coach Billy Donovan had to be pleased with the way his team played on both sides of the ball, but he was probably not that thrilled with the name card he was sitting behind during his postgame press conference….Read More

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