Billy Donovan Leaves Gators For NBA

Billy Donovan Leaves Gators For NBA

There are 6 comments on the WLTX Columbia story from May 31, 2007, titled Billy Donovan Leaves Gators For NBA. In it, WLTX Columbia reports that:

Billy Donovan is giving up his job as basketball coach at the University of Florida to become the Orlando Magic's head coach, an official in the NBA has told The Associated Press.

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Boca Raton, FL

#1 May 31, 2007
might should have talked to steve first about difference between pro and college... good luck!

Allendale, SC

#2 Jun 1, 2007
where else would a Pat Riley wannabe coach except for the NBA...
The Great Predictor

White House, TN

#4 Jun 1, 2007
Billy Donovan is a great college coach. He was able to get a couple
of championships with the gators.

I think he had the talented players to acheive that goal. I think Miami
has talent but I think a More experience professional NBA Coach could reap more success than Billy Donovan Can in his first 3 years.

I could even see Miami using half
of the money for a more productive
veteran player of the NBA.

I don't think Miami needed a coach
they needed talented players that could produce with regularity and
commitment. I wonder what is the main objectives that Miami's Owners
and Managers expect from Mr. Donnovan in the next three years or five years. I think this is a serious RISK to the team and NBA Fans. I think the people in Florida
and Miami was caught up in the hept for the last 2 years and went with their heart instead of more serious factors in choosing Billy Donovan.
I hope the fans fasten there seatbelts and keep oxygen tanks close by for the next 3-5 seasons. It won't be pretty but pretty ruff.

“Lets take America Back!”

Since: Apr 07

America, U,S,A.

#5 Jun 1, 2007
What ever happened to honoring contract?

“How Bout them Buckeyes?”

Since: Dec 06

Welcome to Buckeye City

#6 Jun 1, 2007
Its Fla, they dont understand honor. Can you say sell out?

“Lets take America Back!”

Since: Apr 07

America, U,S,A.

#7 Jun 4, 2007
Jack Black wrote:
What ever happened to honoring contract?
lol. He has already broken the other contract. Way to go Slick Willy II !!!!!

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