Billy Donovan has long been rumored as a potential candidate for NBA jobs. Each offseason, the Florida coach seems to be mentioned on lists filled with possible replacements for fired NBA coaches.
The rumors have again been present this offseason. Donovan, 49, says he’s committed to the Gators but won’t “guarantee” a return to Gainesville for the 2014-15 season.
“I just think when you start [making guarantees], that’s a mistake,” he said.
One person is fairly positive Donovan will be the man in Gainesville next season: Scottie Wilbekin.
Wilbekin said he can’t see Donovan ever leaving #Gators b/c how much he loves UF, Gainesville. Would be great in NBA though.
— OnlyGators.com (@onlygators) June 13, 2014
Wilbekin, a senior on this past season’s Gators’ Final Four team, is working out for NBA teams in preparation for the upcoming June 26 draft.