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April 10, 2013 | DAILY NEWS STAFF REPORT
Villanova basketball coach Jay Wright's salary is $2,290,346, 10th among coaches who made the NCAA Tournament, according to USA Today . Temple's Fran Dunphy's salary of $724,557 was 40th and La Salle's John Giannini's salary of $426,230 was 47th. Duke's Mike Krzyzewski was the top paid at $7,233,976, followed by Louisville's Rick Pitino ($4,078,327), Kansas' Bill Self ($4,750,763), Michigan State's Tom Izzo ($3,220,769) and Florida's Billy Donovan ($3,689,200). The newspaper obtained salary information from 62 of the 68 competing schools.
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June 1, 2007 | FROM INQUIRER WIRE SERVICES
Rich history wasn't enough to lure Billy Donovan away from Florida. In the end, it was just riches. Donovan will have plenty of them after he was hired to coach the Orlando Magic yesterday. The team confirmed the hiring last night and scheduled a news conference for this morning. Donovan, 42, agreed to a five-year deal paying $5.5 million annually, an NBA official told the Associated Press. "Billy Donovan is a winner," Magic general manager Otis Smith said in a statement.
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June 7, 2007 | Daily News Wire Services
Billy Donovan is out in Orlando, and his cold feet will cost him. Donovan loses out on a $5.5 million annual deal, and may have stained a clean reputation built on two straight championships at the University of Florida. The Gators coach walked out of his first NBA job after just 6 days to return to Gainesville, where he won the last two national titles. News broke late Sunday that Donovan wanted out, but the Magic didn't allow it until late yesterday. "As our signing of Billy Donovan showed, we are committed to winning a championship.
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June 6, 2007 | Daily News Wire Services
The Orlando Magic and Billy Donovan are, according to sources, close to terminating the contract they agreed to on Friday. Donovan, who signed a 5-year, $27.5 million deal to coach the Magic, changed his mind the next day and now wants to return as head coach at the University of Florida. According to an ESPN.com report, the two sides met yesterday to work out various details. Among them, according to numerous sources, is a non-compete clause that would keep Donovan from coaching in the NBA for 5 years.
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November 29, 2005 | Daily News Wire Services
Billy Donovan has coached some pretty good teams at Florida. Until now, none of them had started like this. Taurean Green scored 18 points, Corey Brewer added 17 and the 11th-ranked Gators beat visiting Alabama State, 87-60, last night to give the program its best start in more than two decades. Unranked in the preseason poll, Florida is 6-0 for the first time in Donovan's 10 years. Florida last started 6-0 in 1984-85. "It's nice to do something that hasn't been done in 21 years.
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March 31, 2000 | by Dick Jerardi, Daily News Sports Writer
Can you choose a career path at 2? You can if you're Billy Donovan. And your dad introduces you to his game while you're still learning to walk and talk. Sunday evening, as the nets were about to come down in the Carrier Dome in Syracuse, N.Y., Billy called his father and grandfather out of the stands to share the moment. Thirteen years after Billy Donovan and Providence College had gone to the Final Four, Donovan, now 34, was going back as the coach of the Florida Gators. Really, this was no surprise.
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June 8, 2007 | Daily News Wire Services
The Orlando Magic have their man . . . again. This time, it's Stan Van Gundy. Billy Donovan says he feels "terrible" about all the confusion, but insists Florida is where he belongs. The Magic finally resolved its coaching quandary yesterday, ending a rough 2 weeks in which the team fired Brian Hill, pulled off the Donovan coup, then watched the bottom drop out on nearly everything. Orlando was lucky to reel in Van Gundy - its second choice from the beginning - because the Sacramento Kings were pursuing the former Miami Heat coach.
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June 5, 2007 | FROM INQUIRER WIRE SERVICES
Just three days into his NBA coaching career in Orlando, Billy Donovan is reportedly on the verge of pulling off one of the biggest disappearing acts in Magic history. And former Miami Heat coach Stan Van Gundy could benefit from the stunning chain of events. Donovan, introduced as the Magic's coach Friday, changed his mind over the weekend and wants his old job back at the University of Florida, according to published reports. Donovan, 42, will be let out of a five-year, $27.5 million contract he signed with the Magic, a team source told the Orlando Sentinel yesterday.
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February 26, 2003 | Daily News Wire Services
Billy Donovan isn't sure No. 4 Florida is 30 points better than any team. But even he had to concede his Gators are awfully difficult to beat when they play as unselfishly as they did in last night's 96-63 rout of visiting South Carolina. "I thought that from an offensive, defensive, team effort it was the best performance we've had all year," Donovan said after Florida extended its home winning streak to a school-record 19 games. Matt Bonner scored 18 points and the Gators (23-4, 11-2 Southeastern Conference)
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October 4, 2008 | THE INQUIRER STAFF
Florida men's basketball coach Billy Donovan signed a six-year contract extension yesterday, 16 months after he returned to Gainesville following a brief stint with the NBA's Orlando Magic. The deal is worth more than $19.5 million before incentives. Donovan, who is 285-115 in 12 seasons with the Gators, took the head coaching job with the Magic in May 2007 before returning to Florida a few days later after a much-publicized change of heart. The Wisconsin marching band has been suspended while allegations of hazing, alcohol abuse and sexual misconduct are investigated.
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April 4, 2014 | By Dick Jerardi, Daily News Columnist
DALLAS - The favorites at this Final Four could not have been built any differently. Florida starts four seniors and a sophomore. Kentucky starts five freshmen. Therefore, Florida coach Billy Donovan must stand for truth, justice, the American way and, of course, academic integrity while Kentucky coach John Calipari must be gaming the system, having his school act as a station stop for players taking a few classes on the way to the NBA. To accept the narrative, you must also believe that the revenue-producing college sports are about something other than revenue.
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April 10, 2013 | DAILY NEWS STAFF REPORT
Villanova basketball coach Jay Wright's salary is $2,290,346, 10th among coaches who made the NCAA Tournament, according to USA Today . Temple's Fran Dunphy's salary of $724,557 was 40th and La Salle's John Giannini's salary of $426,230 was 47th. Duke's Mike Krzyzewski was the top paid at $7,233,976, followed by Louisville's Rick Pitino ($4,078,327), Kansas' Bill Self ($4,750,763), Michigan State's Tom Izzo ($3,220,769) and Florida's Billy Donovan ($3,689,200). The newspaper obtained salary information from 62 of the 68 competing schools.
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April 1, 2013 | Associated Press
ARLINGTON, Texas - Trey Burke was a 16-month-old toddler the last time Michigan was playing this late in the NCAA tournament. That regional final 19 years ago, a loss that ended the Fab Five era, was played in a building that no longer exists. Where Reunion Arena once stood near downtown Dallas is now a vacant lot about 20 minutes from where the Wolverines finally get another chance to get back to the Final Four. "It's definitely crazy," Burke said Saturday. "Just to get this program moving back in the right direction means a lot to us. " No. 4 seed Michigan (29-7)
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April 16, 2012 | by tom mahon, Daily News Staff Writer
FORMER SIXERS coach Larry Brown interviewed for the head-coaching job at Southern Methodist on Sunday, according to multiple reports. If he's hired it would be the 14th head-coaching job of his nomadic career. And yes that's counting his first gig with Davidson in 1972 — even though he left there without ever coaching a game. The 71-year-old Brown, who coached the Sixers from 1997-2003, hasn't been in the game since December 2010 when he was fired by the Bobcats. SMU, which axed Matt Doherty last month after six seasons, hasn't made the NCAA Tournament since 1993.
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March 26, 2012 | ASSOCIATED PRESS
PHOENIX - Once upon a time, Billy Donovan took Rick Pitino on an improbable ride to the Final Four. Twenty-five years later, Pitino is heading back after another unbelievable run - one capped with an amazing late-game rally that left his old protege wondering what the heck happened. Freshman forward Chane Behanan made the go-ahead basket with 1:06 left Saturday and Pitino's fourth-seeded Louisville Cardinals outscored Florida by 15 points over the final 10 minutes for a 72-68 victory in the West Regional final.
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March 25, 2012 | By Eddie Pells, Associated Press
PHOENIX - Rick Pitino nearly came unhinged and his point guard watched the end of the game from the bench. When it was over, though, it was Pitino and Louisville making plans for the Final Four and his protege Billy Donovan and Florida wondering what the heck just happened. Chane Behanan made the go-ahead basket with 1 minute, 4 seconds left Saturday and the fourth-seeded Cardinals finished the game on a 23-8 run for a 72-68 victory over Donovan's stunned Gators in the West Regional final.
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March 24, 2012 | Associated Press
PHOENIX - Billy Donovan knew a bad idea when he heard one. Put on this cowboy hat and these spurs and we'll take a picture of you, his coach told him. Maybe we'll even put it on the front of the team program. "I was not happy about doing that," Donovan said. Rick Pitino rarely steered him wrong, though. A quarter-century since that fateful photo, Donovan has become a championship coach with a legacy, and the guy who made him dress up that day isn't doing so badly himself.
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November 29, 2011 | DAILY NEWS WIRE REPORTS
THE WIFE of fired Syracuse assistant coach Bernie Fine will make a statement today challenging the implications of a tape recording of a 2002 telephone conversation with her husband's accuser that appears to show she knew of alleged sexual abuse of boys, her nephew said yesterday. "She'll even say that's her voice," nephew Matt Govendo said, but she will allege that sections of the tape "are all tampered with. " Fine's initial accuser, former Syracuse ball boy Bobby Davis, 39, denied that the tape had been altered.
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October 4, 2008 | THE INQUIRER STAFF
Florida men's basketball coach Billy Donovan signed a six-year contract extension yesterday, 16 months after he returned to Gainesville following a brief stint with the NBA's Orlando Magic. The deal is worth more than $19.5 million before incentives. Donovan, who is 285-115 in 12 seasons with the Gators, took the head coaching job with the Magic in May 2007 before returning to Florida a few days later after a much-publicized change of heart. The Wisconsin marching band has been suspended while allegations of hazing, alcohol abuse and sexual misconduct are investigated.
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June 8, 2007 | Daily News Wire Services
The Orlando Magic have their man . . . again. This time, it's Stan Van Gundy. Billy Donovan says he feels "terrible" about all the confusion, but insists Florida is where he belongs. The Magic finally resolved its coaching quandary yesterday, ending a rough 2 weeks in which the team fired Brian Hill, pulled off the Donovan coup, then watched the bottom drop out on nearly everything. Orlando was lucky to reel in Van Gundy - its second choice from the beginning - because the Sacramento Kings were pursuing the former Miami Heat coach.
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