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Sources: Florida's Billy Donovan finalizing deal to become Thunder coach

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Ric Flair, Apr 30, 2015.

  1. Ric Flair

    Ric Flair Member

  2. LongTimeListener

    LongTimeListener Well-Known Member

    For a day or two, anyway.
  3. RecoveringJournalist

    RecoveringJournalist Well-Known Member

    Finally, we get an interesting college basketball coaching search.

    I actually think the smart move here would be to elevate Grant or Pelphrey.
  4. da man

    da man Well-Known Member

    Donovan hasn't left yet.

    And, as alluded to above, even if he does, he might be back.
  5. Big Circus

    Big Circus Well-Known Member

    People I read on Twitter seem to think Grant would go to OKC with him.
  6. bigpern23

    bigpern23 Well-Known Member

    Puts Florida in a tough position coming so long after the end of the college season. Do they go the interim route and see who's available next year?
  7. RecoveringJournalist

    RecoveringJournalist Well-Known Member

    I suspect his entire staff will go with him unless they promote from within.
  8. RecoveringJournalist

    RecoveringJournalist Well-Known Member

    I doubt it. Florida is not supposed to be very good next season and I doubt anyone wants to be a sitting duck. I can't think of any obvious candidates for this one. I'm sure Little Pitino will be mentioned, but I doubt that happens.

    It wouldn't surprise me if they looked to the NBA for a possible coach.
  9. da man

    da man Well-Known Member

    Scott Brooks is available.
  10. Steak Snabler

    Steak Snabler Well-Known Member

    Florida won't elevate a current assistant, even a former head coach like Grant or Pelphrey. That's not Foley's M.O. He always goes big.

    Figure his first call will be Archie Miller, and probably Gregg Marshall after that.
  11. RecoveringJournalist

    RecoveringJournalist Well-Known Member

    All true. But, he was prepared to hire Grant when Donovan went to the Magic for a couple days in 2007. Granted, that was when Grant was the hotshot next big thing and not the recently disposed by Alabama coach that he is now. Same thing with Pelphrey. If Donovan had left last year, I think they would have gotten Shaka Smart, but that's not happening now, although I wouldn't put it past Foley to try.
  12. steveu

    steveu Well-Known Member

    You beat me to it! lol
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