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Donovan Going Back to Florida?

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by writer200707, Jun 3, 2007.

  1. writer200707

    writer200707 New Member

    Crazy story -

  2. GB-Hack

    GB-Hack Active Member

    I threw this on the original Donovan thread, but it probably deserves its own. If so, what a shambles.
  3. IU90

    IU90 Member

    That cursing you hear is Anthony Grant's.
  4. You give people 24 hours to make up their mind, and this is what you get.
  5. GB-Hack

    GB-Hack Active Member

    He put out a statement that he hadn't been offered the job just before this came out.
  6. Mystery_Meat

    Mystery_Meat Guest

    You would be too if you had to go back to VCU.
  7. Stretch15

    Stretch15 Member

    As a UF graduate, let me be the first to say -

    Please, please, please, please let this story be true!!!
  8. Freelance Hack

    Freelance Hack Active Member

    If you're Grant, would you really want to follow Donovan? This isn't Pitino leaving Tubby Smith with a full cupboard. There's good players in Gainesville, no doubt, but Florida won't be a title team next year or the year following.
  9. spinning27

    spinning27 New Member

    This certainly sheds some light on the bizarre move by Foley of flying to Richmond, getting off the plane to make phone calls and then turning around 45 minutes later.

    Great job reporting by Goodman.

    Honestly, I'm not sure even Billy can pull this one off. After the whole sequence of events -- from tiptoeing around the Kentucky issue throughout the NCAA Tournament, to the long contract dance, to bolting for the Magic -- his credibility is basically gone. He's been exposed as a total phoney. With Florida fans and recruits. With the administration. With the college basketball community in general.

    However, If Billy does wiggle out of his contract with the Magic, he'll never work in the NBA. Ever.
  10. GB-Hack

    GB-Hack Active Member

    I think you would, because Florida is a destination for basketball now. As a former assistant as well, he already has ties to the area, and he's got a good incoming class as well as the respect of all the players who are already there.
  11. GB-Hack

    GB-Hack Active Member

    You're kidding right? If this happens, Donovan get welcomed back to Florida with open arms, and all will be well. You're right that he won't go to the NBA, but this will get forgotten when next college season opens.
  12. spnited

    spnited Active Member

    Meanwhile, the frauds on ESPN just reported that "ESPN's Andy Katz has learned that Billy Donovan.... blah blah blah"

    Guess he learned it by reading Goodman.
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