Billy Donovan could be heading back t...

Billy Donovan could be heading back to UF

There are 789 comments on the Orlando Sentinel story from Jun 3, 2007, titled Billy Donovan could be heading back to UF. In it, Orlando Sentinel reports that:

Florida's basketball coaching search took a crazy turn this weekend that could end up with Billy Donovan back in charge with the Gators.

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jneme

Longwood, FL

#1 Jun 3, 2007
What a WUSS! Eddie Munster has no guts. "I want a new challenge"??? He's done. Foley should turn him down and move one. No one is going to respect Billy boy and he won't win another title at Florida. He hosed the city of Orlando and the Magic.
Magic man

Melbourne, FL

#2 Jun 3, 2007
Unbelivable, This could bring a credibility issue, If a guy cannot live up to his word, not sure what is going to happen down the road.
lulu

New Smyrna Beach, FL

#3 Jun 3, 2007
Gee, Billy, thanks for nothing my man. Way to run back home to mommy when presented with a "challenge". This gives the saying "pick up your ball and go home" a whole new meaning. If this story turns out to be true, you have revealed yourself to every Magic and NBA fan out there. Hope you really love the college game, man,'cause you're gonna be hanging there for a while.
TAR

United States

#4 Jun 3, 2007
This is rediculous, it's something a child would do. There are millions of dollars on the line, and a professional NBA teams Rep. Not to mention the 200 people that bought season tickets. If this is true, then Donovan is a joke.
Magic man

Melbourne, FL

#5 Jun 3, 2007
Unbelivable, This could bring a credibility issue, If a guy cannot live up to his word, not sure what is going to happen down the road
Jose

San Antonio, TX

#6 Jun 3, 2007
If this happens all I can say is "PR NIGHTMARE" for the Magic
Joe Shea

Bensalem, PA

#7 Jun 3, 2007
So basically everything Billy Donovan said at that press conference was BS? This sucks!
congrats billy

Saranac, NY

#8 Jun 3, 2007
you realized the magic job is a huge step down. i'm glad you realized this now instead of a few months later.
Trent

United States

#9 Jun 3, 2007
Talk about a disappearing act! Man, if things couldn't get any worse for the Magic. I feel bad for them if it comes true. It just makes you wonder if he'd change his mind in a year or two...so who knows and I think most Florida fans are mixed about this.
jla7474

Lake Mary, FL

#10 Jun 3, 2007
Penalize Donovan the max $ amount allowed, let him go back to UF, and then go get Scott Skiles!!! Wasn't there talk a while back that he wanted to coach here at some point? C'mon, we knew this wouldnt work! College coaches never work out in the NBA...
Where did the magic go

Portland, OR

#11 Jun 3, 2007
Not even a greedy no experience college coach really wants to be associated with the Magic now. Billy is smarter than he looks. I guess Vander "smokes" weede will have hire to hire Grant Hill as head coach now since he loves him so much. I have a lot of repect for you Billy. Good move. The magic...you suck !!!
jerry

San Antonio, TX

#12 Jun 3, 2007
Your a REJECT BILLY.
uofm3

Orlando, FL

#13 Jun 3, 2007
I hope the Magic give me a refund on the season tickets I just bought...Incredible...what a loser
Drew

Bedford, TX

#14 Jun 3, 2007
I didn't realize the Magic hired Fran Vázquez as coach!
Shirley

Lakeland, FL

#15 Jun 3, 2007
$$$$$$$$$$

For the love of money....
Jim Fitzsimmons

AOL

#16 Jun 3, 2007
Could it be that 2 of Billy's good coaching friends -- UF football coach Urban Meyer and South Carolina FB coach Steve Spurier -- might have provided the stimulus for Donovan to have second thoughts about the Magic job?
jneme

Longwood, FL

#17 Jun 3, 2007
To Eddie Munster, you lost all respect. Typical gator fan comment from 'congrats billy' by looking down on everyone. Pathetic.
Woo

Frisco, TX

#18 Jun 3, 2007
That's what you get when you let the sentinel staff pick your next coach.

Excellent job once again by magic brass.

Now please before it's too late get rick carlisle on the phone and offer him more than you were willing to pay mr waffle.
Ex-Donovan Fan

United States

#19 Jun 3, 2007
What a pathetic move on the part of Donovan, to tell one team you're leaving, tell another team you're joining.... only to change it all around again the next day. What a guy.
Jim Fitzsimmons

AOL

#20 Jun 3, 2007
Could it be that 2 of Billy Donovan's good coaching friends -- UF football coach Urban Meyer and South Carolina FB coach Steve Spurier -- might have had a role in pursuading him to change his mind about the Magic job?

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