It wasn’t a matter of if, but rather when former Florida Gators basketball coach Billy Donovan would take a job coaching in the NBA.
It didn’t take long for one of the newest NBA coaching vacancies to be filled.
The Florida Gators basketball team has been one of the more consistent programs in the nation and that’s due in large part to their head coach.
When Florida coach Billy Donovan walked into the postgame interview room shortly past midnight, he was not in a particularly good mood.
The Miami Hurricanes basketball team has gotten its season off to a rousing start.
Florida may have suffered a major setback while extending the country’s third-longest home winning streak.
Dorian Finney-Smith scored 15 points, Michael Frazier II added 12 and No. 7 Florida opened the season with a 68-45 victory over William & Mary on Friday night.
Florida’s record-setting run through the Southeastern Conference and the NCAA tournament last season will be difficult, maybe even impossible, to top.
Donovan reiterated at the Southeastern Conference’s annual spring meetings Tuesday that he’s committed to the Gators, but left open the possibility of jumping to the NBA.
Florida’s Billy Donovan has spoken to a couple of NBA teams about coaching vacancies, but adds that “I fully plan on being back” next season.