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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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Tags: Cleveland Cavaliers, Florida Gators, NCAA, NBA, NBA Misc Rumor, NCAA Misc Rumor

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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

Tags: Cleveland Cavaliers, Minnesota Timberwolves, Florida Gators, NBA, NBA Misc Rumor

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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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Chris Walker To Return To Florida For Sophomore Season

Apr 9, 2014 6:05 PM

Chris Walker announced on Wednesday that he will return to the University of Florida for his sophomore season.

Walker was a draft prospect for the upcoming NBA Draft.

A 6-foot-10 big man, Walker averaged 1.9 points and 1.3 rebounds in 18 games in his freshman season.

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Florida, UConn, Kentucky, Wisconsin Have 46 Former Players In NBA

Apr 5, 2014 12:38 PM

This season's Final Four schools, Florida, Connecticut, Kentucky and Wisconsin, have a combined 46 former players currently on NBA rosters. Fifteen of Kentucky's 21 current NBA players have entered the league since John Calipari arrived in 09-10.

Florida
Bradley Beal
Matt Bonner
Corey Brewer
Nick Calathes
Udonis Haslem
Al Horford
David Lee
Mike Miller
Joakim Noah
Chandler Parsons
Marreese Speights

Connecticut
Jeff Adrien
Ray Allen
Hilton Armstrong
Caron Butler
Andre Drummond
Rudy Gay
Jeremy Lamb
Emeka Okafor
Hasheem Thabeet
Charlie Villanueva
Kemba Walker

Kentucky
Eric Bledsoe
Keith Bogans
DeMarcus Cousins
Anthony Davis
Archie Goodwin
Josh Harrellson
Chuck Hayes
Terrence Jones
Enes Kanter
Michael Kidd-Gilchrist
Brandon Knight
Doron Lamb
Jodie Meeks
Darius Miller
Nazr Mohammed
Nerlens Noel
Patrick Patterson
Tayshaun Prince
Rajon Rondo
Marquis Teague
John Wall

Wisconsin
Devin Harris
Jon Leuer
Greg Stiemsma 

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Florida, Arizona, Wichita State, Virginia Receive Four No. 1 Seeds

Mar 17, 2014 11:18 AM

Florida, Arizona, Wichita State and Virginia are the four No. 1 seeds of the 2014 NCAA Tournament.

Kansas, Wisconsin, Michigan and Villanova are the four No. 2 seeds, while Iowa State, Syracuse, Creighton and Duke are the four No. 4 seeds.

Louisville, the defending champions, received a controversial No. 4 seed, along with UCLA, Michigan State and San Diego State.

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Florida Beats Kentucky To Win 2014 SEC Tournament

Mar 16, 2014 11:04 PM

Florida defeated Kentucky by a final score of 61-60 to win the 2014 SEC Tournament.

Scottie Wilbekin was named Tournament MVP and was joined on the All-Tournament Team by Patric Young, Michael Frazier, Julius Randle, Aaron Harrison and Jarnell Stokes.

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Scottie Wilbekin, Julius Randle Headline SEC Awards

Mar 11, 2014 1:16 PM

Scottie Wilbekin of Florida has been named SEC Player of the Year.

Wilbekin was joined on the First Team All-SEC by Jabari Brown, Jordan McRae, Johnny O'Bryant, Casey Prather, Julius Randle, Trevor Releford and Jarnell Stokes.

Randle was also named Freshman of the Year.

On the Second Team All-SEC are Jordan Clarkson, Chris Denson, Marshall Henderson, Charles Mann, Jordan Mickey, Rod Odom, Bobby Portis, Jarvis Summer, James Young and Patric Young.

Young was also named Defensive Player of the Year.

On the SEC All-Defensive Team along with Young are Willie Cauley-Stein, Jordan Mickey, Josh Richardson and Scottie Wilbekin.

Joining Randle on the SEC All-Freshman Team by Shannon Hale, Damian Jones, Jarrell Martin, Jordan Mickey, Bobby Portis, Sindarius Thornwell and James Young.

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Michigan State, UNC, Florida, Texas To Play Three-City Barnstorming Tour In 2018

Feb 12, 2014 2:11 PM

Michigan State athletic director Mark Hollis has devised a four-team barnstorming event that will include three games over an eight-day period.

Michigan State, North Carolina, Florida and Texas have agreed to play three games, one each in New York City, Chicago and Los Angeles while traveling together on a single chartered airplane in December of 2018.

Hollis said each of the four teams will get a home game against an opponent to be determined later to make this a four-game event and qualify as a multi-team event.

"So many of these kids know each other from AAU and everything else that we felt this would be a great way to travel," Hollis said. "I worked with (ADs) Steve Patterson at Texas, Jeremy Foley at Florida and Bubba Cunnningham at North Carolina on this. They and the head coaches are all excited about the opportunity for the student-athletes."

Andy Katz/ESPN

Tags: Michigan State Spartans, North Carolina Tar Heels, Texas Longhorns, Florida Gators, NCAA

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Chris Walker's Florida Debut Attended By 19 NBA Scouts
Chris Walker had four points, two rebounds and two blocks in seven minutes in his debut for Florida on Tuesday.

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