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  1. Top 50 coaches: No. 1 Billy Donovan

    Eamonn Brennan

    Editor's note: Over the past five weeks, we revealed the top 50 coaches in college basketball as decided by our ESPN Forecast panel. Today we unveil No. 2, Kentucky's John Calipari, and No. 1, Florida's Billy Donovan. It was the spring of 2007, an...

    Blog | July 03, 2014
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  3. Billy Donovan doesn't want to lie to you

    Eamonn Brennan

    Even by its own typically slow standards, the 2014 college basketball offseason has thus far been a sluggish one. Coaching changes have come and gone; the draft decision deadline is a month behind us; the NBA playoffs are rounding into home. How slow...

    Blog | May 28, 2014
  4. Billy Donovan won't guarantee return to Florida Gators

    Florida coach Billy Donovan reiterated at the Southeastern Conference's annual spring meetings Tuesday that he is committed to the Gators but left open the possibility of jumping to the NBA.

    Story | Conversation | May 27, 2014
  5. Florida Gators coach Billy Donovan spoke to a couple NBA teams

    Brian Windhorst

    Florida's Billy Donovan has spoken to a couple of NBA teams about coaching vacancies, but adds that "I fully plan on being back" next season.

    Story | Conversation | May 22, 2014
  6. Should college coaches turn down NBA?

    Myron Medcalf

    In the coming days, college standouts will announce that they're either going to the NBA or returning to school for another year. This is a critical time for college players. Their futures could be altered -- for better or worse -- based on their dec...

    Blog | April 21, 2014
  7. Florida Gators coach Billy Donovan still intrigued by NBA

    Florida coach Billy Donovan is still intrigued by the NBA.

    Story | Conversation | March 21, 2014
  8. College coaches with NBA potential

    Jeff Goodman

    Brad Stevens was a rarity -- a college coach hired by an NBA franchise. It's become almost taboo with the recent lack of success from the ranks of college coaches going to the pros. The list of victims includes two of the college game's most succ...

    Blog | September 23, 2013
  9. Which other coaches will get the HOF call?

    Jason King

    Following his induction this weekend, Louisville's Rick Pitino will become the fourth active men's college basketball coach to join the Naismith Memorial Hall of Fame. The number could soon grow. Here are four other college coaches who have an exc...

    Blog | September 06, 2013
  10. Coaching search? Bring out the phone book

    Peter Yoon

    LOS ANGELES--Let the coaching search begin. Ben Howland and Dan Guerrero have said their piece to each other and to the public through press conferences and now a job thought to be among the most prestigious in all of college sports is open. Ju...

    Blog | March 26, 2013
  11. 2012 NCAA tournament -- Rick Pitino and Billy Donovan are togethe...

    Eamonn Brennan

    Billy Donovan played for Rick Pitino at a Final Four and coached under him at a Final Four. Now he has to beat him to get back to the promised land.

    Story | Conversation | March 24, 2012
  12. Billy Donovan of Florida Gators signs contract through 2016

    Michael DiRocco

    The University of Florida announced Friday that basketball coach Billy Donovan has signed the five-year contract he agreed to several months ago.

    Story | Conversation | December 16, 2011
  13. Billy Donovan: Lord of the Rings doesn't show off

    Lynn Hoppes

    Look at Billy Donovan's hands on television on Thursday. Although he has won two national titles (2006, 2007) at the University of Florida, Donovan doesn't wear either championship ring. Ever. "I don't really think about material things like that....

    Blog | Conversation | March 17, 2011
  14. Savannah Sand Gnats come up with promotion that's bizarre even by...

    Jemele Hill

    It's no secret that minor league baseball promotions are among the most creative in sports. The Fort Myers Miracle served waffles at their concession stands after Billy Donovan took the Orlando Magic job and backed out a day later. The West Virginia ...

    Blog | Conversation | August 06, 2010
  15. Florida coach Billy Donovan not interested in Kentucky job

    Billy Donovan made it clear Friday he has no interest in the Kentucky job or any other opening, reaffirming his desire to stay in Gainesville and get the Gators back to the NCAA tournament.

    Story | Conversation | March 27, 2009
  16. Florida coach Donovan finally puts pen to contract

    Florida basketball coach Billy Donovan has finally signed a contract extension he agreed to more than a year ago.

    Story | Conversation | October 03, 2008
  17. Donovan has no regrets

    The anniversary of the most controversial decision of Billy Donovan's coaching career -- his decision to leave Florida for the Orlando Magic and subsequent reversal -- is still a few weeks away. So, how did that work out for you, Billy? Well, t...

    Blog | Conversation | May 08, 2008