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Rick Pitino Says Billy Donovan Won't Be Returning To The College Game

The Oklahoma City Thunder head coach will be staying put in the NBA.

Billy Donovan won't be the next head coach at Indiana. Or at UCLA if Steve Alford takes the Hoosiers' gig. Or at any other college that might need a new coach.

That's what Donovan's mentor, Rick Pitino, told ESPN tonight.

"Louisville coach Rick Pitino told me tonight Oklahoma City Thunder coach Billy Donovan has zero interest in Indiana or any other college job," ESPN's Andy Katz says.

There had been some rumors that Donovan might have interest in the Indiana job and one report today actually stated that the former Florida coach visited Bloomington, Ind.

But according to Pitino, who coached Donovan in college at Providence, the move back to the college level won't be happening. Not this offseason, at least.

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