Friday, June 1, 2007

Will coaching scramble touch the ACC?



Just when you thinnk we are done for the year, this shocker. This could start another coaching chain reaction that ends up affecting a lot of schools.

Donovan left dream job to grasp for pro glory


Turkish Press
Donovan's disappearing act considered pure Magic
Ocala Star-Banner, FL - 54 minutes ago
Billy Donovan leaves Gainesville at the absolute top of his profession, having guided the University of Florida basketball program from also-ran to ...
Donovan's exit expected Florida Times-Union
Donovan leaving Gators for Magic Atlanta Journal Constitution (subscription)
Poof! Donovan joins Magic Florida Times-Union

7 comments:

David Fix said...

Very important learned the hard way by college athletic directors this spring... If you get a coach to agree on a contract extension, make him sign right away...

Can't really blame Donovan... what else was there left to do at UF? It's not like he was going to make a run on Wooden's record for most NCAA Championships.

Just like when the UK job was open, who in the conference is high-profile enough for UF to come after? Maybe they'll make a run at another Pitino disciple... Think they can pry Herb away from ASU?

Ken White said...

Be interesting to see if the VCU coach gets a real look. Young, bright, black, and former Donovan assistant. Also wonder if Larry Shyatt has any shot. He's Donovan assistant now I think.

I wonder how Patino feels about warm weather states?

David Fix said...

Any horse racing in Fl?

I think Shyatt is a life-time assistant after the struggles he had at Clemson.

Ken White said...

Dog tracks...
A lot cheaper than horses...

Anonymous said...

The tracks are about money and so was the deal Donovon got. Especially turning down Kentucky. Do you think the players will buy into his philosophy?

David Fix said...

... looks like he's about to go Bobby Cremins on the Magic... wonder how much $$$ Florida waived in his face?

ken said...

you should do a post on it.