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Billy Donovan Considering Move To NBA

Apr 2, 2015 1:43 PM

Billy Donovan is interested in leaving Florida for the NBA more than ever before, according to sources.

Donovan figures to draw interest from multiple NBA teams this offseason.

Donovan recently agreed to a one-year contract extension to stay with the Gators through the 2020 season, according to multiple media reports, but the contract contains a buyout for a mere $500,000 if an NBA opportunity arises. 


Donovan rejected serious interest from the Minnesota Timberwolves and Cleveland Cavaliers last offseason.

The Denver Nuggets and Orlando Magic currently employ interim coaches and both are expected to have Donovan on their list of targets.

No longer is Donovan barred from considering NBA offers as he was from 2007-08 through 2012-13, after he agreed to a noncompete clause spanning five years in exchange for being released from the contract he signed with the Magic.

Marc Stein/ESPN

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Michael Frazier Leaving Florida For NBA Draft

Mar 26, 2015 12:12 PM

Michael Frazier is leaving Florida for the 2015 NBA Draft.

Frazier will hire Andy Miller and Matt Ramker to represent him.

Frazier averaged 12.0 points, 4.1 rebounds and 1.4 assists in 29.2 minutes per game in 14-15.

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Bobby Portis, Cauley-Stein, Towns Headline 2015 SEC Awards

Mar 10, 2015 1:23 PM

Bobby Portis of Arkansas has been named the 2015 SEC Player of the Year.

Joining Portis on the First Team All-SEC are Kentucky's Willie Cauley-Stein and Karl-Anthony Towns, LSU's Jordan Mickey and Jarell Martin, Stefan Moody of Ole Miss, Josh Richardson of Tennessee, Danuel House of Texas A&M and Damian Jones of Vanderbilt.

On the Second Team All-SEC are Devin Booker, Dorian Finney-Smith, K.T. Harrell, Aaron Harrison, Jalen Jones, Michael Qualls, Levi Randolph, Craig Sword and Marcus Thornton.

Cauley-Stein won Defensive Player of the Year honors, while Towns was named Freshman of the Year.

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Donovan In Contact With Cavs But Not Expected To Leave Florida

Jun 9, 2014 11:47 AM

Billy Donovan has remained in contact with the Cleveland Cavaliers in regards to their head coaching vacancy.

Sources say that nobody connected to the process believes he is comfortable enough to make the leap from Florida to the Cavaliers.

Donovan accepted a head coaching position with the Orlando Magic in 2007, but quickly decided to change his mind to remain at Florida.

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Donovan: Basketball Part Of NBA Intriguing

May 28, 2014 12:20 PM

Billy Donovan signed a three-year extension in February with Florida that runs through the 18-19 season.

Donovan was contacted by the Cleveland Cavaliers for their head coaching vacancy and though he appears likely to stay at Florida, he admits to being intrigued by the NBA.

"All I can say is I love Florida, I'm happy here, (athletic director Jeremy Foley's) been great, the school's been great to me," Donovan said Tuesday. "But at the same point, some of the NBA stuff, as I've said before, is intriguing in a lot of ways -- the basketball part of it. That's not to say that I'm unhappy here; that's not the case at all."

Mary Schmitt Boyer/The Plain Dealer

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Cavaliers, Timberwolves Contact Billy Donovan About Head Coach Openings

May 22, 2014 11:58 PM

The Cleveland Cavaliers and Minnesota Timberwolves are two of the NBA teams that have contacted Billy Donovan about their open head coaching positions.

Donovan revealed in an interview that he has heard from NBA teams but is committed to stay with Florida.

The Cavaliers have reached out to experienced coaches such as Lionel Hollins and George Karl while searching the college ranks.

Brian Windhorst, Marc Stein/ESPN

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Donovan In Touch With Multiple NBA Teams, Likely To Remain At Florida

May 22, 2014 12:28 PM

Billy Donovan has received calls from a few NBA teams about head coaching positions.

Donovan said that he's happy at Florida and virtually guaranteed that he will remain there for the 14-15 season.

Donovan previously accepted a head coaching position with the Orlando Magic, but decided to remain at Florida.

Mark Long/AP

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