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Who’s next? Archie Miller leads 11 candidates to replace Florida Gators coach Billy Donovan

April 30, 2015 | By Adam Silverstein
For the second time in his tenure at the helm of the Florida Gators, athletic director Jeremy Foley will be tasked with hiring a new head basketball coach, this after Billy Donovan...
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TWO BITS: Florida vs. VCU, Horschel, DiMarco

October 1, 2014 | By Adam Silverstein
1 » According to head coach Shaka Smart (via the Richmond Times-Dispatch‘s Tim Pearrell), the VCU Rams will serve as Florida Gators basketball’s opponent for UF’s annual secret scrimmage ahead of their...
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Donovan returns as USA Basketball U19 coach

February 7, 2013 | By Adam Silverstein
Florida Gators head coach Billy Donovan has been retained to continue leading USA Basketball during the 2013 FIBA U19 World Championship set to take place from June 17-July 7 in Prague, Czech...
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Donovan named head coach of USA Basketball

April 17, 2012 | By Adam Silverstein
Florida Gators head coach Billy Donovan has been selected to lead USA Basketball during the 2012 FIBA Americas U18 Championship from June 16-20 in Brazil. Donovan, a court coach during the 2011...
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FOUR BITS: Jenkins, Moultrie, Fowler, Donovan

March 28, 2012 | By Adam Silverstein
1 » Despite well-documented problems off the field (marijuana arrests) and a number of questions about his maturity (four children under the age of four supposedly by three different women), former Florida...
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Billy Donovan talks about hitting 400 wins

November 30, 2011 | By Adam Silverstein
Florida Gators head basketball coach Billy Donovan won the 400th game of his career on Monday when Florida routed Stetson 96-70 in Orlando, FL. Following the game, Donovan was hit with a...
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The Silver Lining: Billy Donovan’s character makes replacing his assistants effortless

April 13, 2011 | By Adam Silverstein
When Larry Shyatt appeared to be the only assistant heading out the door, Florida Gators head coach Billy Donovan said he wanted to replace him with someone young. Learning over a 40-hour...
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4/12: Donovan on assistants leaving, new hires, recent arrests, playing in Canada

April 12, 2011 | By Adam Silverstein
In addition to announcing the hiring of two new assistant basketball coaches, Florida Gators head coach Billy Donovan met with the media on Tuesday to discuss a number of topics about his...
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Billy Donovan praises Grant, Pelphrey, Smart

March 14, 2011 | By Adam Silverstein
Many successful head coaches in a variety of sports are praised as having extensive coaching trees of former assistants who have gone on to succeed with other teams. Florida Gators head coach...
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Is Pitino the next Donovan assistant out the door?

March 31, 2010 | By Adam Silverstein
At one point in his career, Florida Gators head coach Billy Donovan was an up-and-coming assistant coach, learning under then-Kentucky coach Rick Pitino for six years (1989-1994) before moving on to his...
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