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Report: Billy Donovan signs contract extension through 2019

Mar 25, 2014, 11:51 AM EDT

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Florida head coach Billy Donovan has signed an extension that will keep the head coach under contract through the 2018-2019 season, according to a report from Florida Today.

The extension was agreed upon over the summer and completed in February, the report says.

It’s worth $3.5 million per year and could earn Donovan as much as $20 million with bonuses and incentives.

Here’s what’s interesting: Donovan had a clause in his contract that said he could not sign with an NBA team for five years after backing out on the Orlando Magic back in 2007. His name is popping up in NBA coaching searches.

  1. spartyownsyou - Mar 25, 2014 at 12:54 PM

    Dirtiest coach/program in college basketball. Remember when Al Horford and another player whose name I can’t recall magically both decommitted from the schools they were going to go in the same week right before both signing with Florida. I wonder how much they got paid. That’s just one example.

    • jaydm84 - Mar 25, 2014 at 1:03 PM

      Do you have any proof or should we just believe that Horford and some other guy were committed to some unknown school and given money to allegedly change commitments? UF basketball has never even sniffed a violation from the NCAA. Get real.

      • gatorprof - Mar 25, 2014 at 3:19 PM

        Re:”Dirtiest coach/program in college basketball.”

        Really? Hyperbole is amusing, evidence would be useful. Listing little things like NCAA violations, suspensions, vacated wins, etc. Sorry, but being pissed off that Horford made the correct decision to go to UF and win two titles and get drafted in the first round doesn’t equate with your accusations.

        Does it bother you that the Horfords live on the door step of MSU, but have ZERO relationship with MSU? There is likely a reason for that. To the best of my knowledge, Horford WAS NOT recruited by MSU nor did he ever commit to MSU. It came down to UM vs UF. He obviously made the correct choice.

        I don’t recall any NCAA violations for Billy. I do recall Izzo being suspended a game by the NCAA for a violation.

        Please offer up your proof.

  2. spartyownsyou - Mar 25, 2014 at 2:34 PM

    Horford was committed to Michigan State. Very easily verifiable if you know how to use google.
    You’re right that they’ve never been caught though.

  3. spartyownsyou - Mar 25, 2014 at 4:17 PM

    Al Horford committed to Michigan State and then mysteriously decommitted at the last minute. It really isn’t that hard for you to verify that. I personally remember it very clearly but please don’t take my word for it. Just do a little research on the internet.
    As far as John Horford is concerned I don’t believe we even recruited him. I’m glad we didn’t because he just isn’t that good.
    From what I’ve heard their dad is a real ahole and it wouldn’t surprise me at all if the reason that Michigan State has no relationship with the family is that their dad was asking for inappropriate benefits to send his son to school here and was told to go kick rocks. I have no conclusive proof of this but it’s a rumor that I’ve heard from people who are in a far better position than myself to know. Maybe Billy Donovan and his program didn’t have the same reservations? You’ll believe whatever you were already predisposed to believing.

    • jaydm84 - Mar 25, 2014 at 5:05 PM

      “you’ll believe what you are already predisposed to believing .” It sounds like you are living proof if that. You’d be better served to have proof before talking about rumors.

      “wouldn’t surprise me if the dad asked for impermissible benefits.” LoL, you have a relationship with the dad?


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