Florida head coach Billy Donovan has done a fantastic job building the Gators program into one of the most successful college basketball schools in the country. It doesn’t look like he’ll be leaving it behind any time soon. Donovan proclaimed today that while he once again talked to NBA teams about their coaching vacancies, he’s very happy at Florida and will be returning next season.
Billy Donovan on contact with NBA: “I would say this: I’ve spoken to a number of NBA teams but that’s all I’m going to say.” Happy at UF.
— Thomas Goldkamp (@Goldkamp247) May 22, 2014
Billy Donovan said he spoke with “a couple of NBA teams” that were looking for a coach. Nothing serious. “I’m happy here.” #Florida
— Bryan Holt (@Bryan_Holt) May 22, 2014
Donovan has led the Gators to two national championships in his tenure and recently led the program back to the Final Four this past season. He’s also always been willing to listen regarding potential NBA jobs – most notably the Orlando Magic head coaching position that he took, then backed out of back in 2007. Will he leave someday? Maybe, but it won’t be before next season.