Florida Gators basketball coaching search update ticker – finding Billy Donovan’s replacement

With the Florida Gators looking to replace a future Hall of Fame head basketball coach, OnlyGators.com is here to keep you up to date with the latest news, notes, quotes – and yes, probably some rumors – as athletic director Jeremy Foley makes one of his most important hires while at the helm of the athletic program.

Bookmark this page (Ctrl+D on PCs, Command+D on Macs) and check in daily for all the latest as Florida works through the process of replacing Billy Donovan.

Be sure to click through to links provided below to read the reports cited in each blurb.

» Thursday, May 7 «

12:35 p.m.OnlyGators.com has learned that Louisiana Tech’s Michael White is a top candidate for the job. Read the full story here.

12:00 p.m. – A source close to the hiring process told OnlyGators.com that any reports of Xavier’s Chris Mack being tabbed as an early front-runner or the first choice for the Florida gig are conjecture.

» Monday, May 4 «

4:30 p.m. – Despite athletic director Jeremy Foley telling the public on Monday that he has not spoken with a single coach and had a meeting scheduled this afternoon to meet with his inner circle for the first time, Jerry Meyer of 247 Sports reports that there is “mutual interest” between Florida and Xavier’s Chris Mack for the gig. Citing multiple sources, Meyer quotes one as saying “Mack is in there deeper than anyone knows.”

Meyer also throws out Providence’s Ed Cooley (45-24 over the last two seasons with consecutive NCAA Tournament appearances) as a “sleeper candidate.”

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