ESPN Sports Reporters: Donovan "could be" next coach of Knicks

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    Old post about football and the media: I don't have a problem with how ESPN or other "news" outlets treat UF and the coaches. It sells soap, beer, wings, etc. What I can't understand is, why only us? Where is the derision of other elite programs and coaches or whatnot? How were we selected as the sole source of this kind of mindless drivel?
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    This guy could be called too...

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    The only person on the tube with less cred than the sports "reporters" is Jim Cantore.
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    Nahhhhh, not gonna happen.
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    Dr. Faggot , next coach of the knicks-good one.
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    I sure hope you're right! He almost gave me a heart attack when it looked like he was going to be coach of the Magic! I don't think I could take that again!
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    It's probably the only job he'd leave UF for. Don't think he'll ever coach at another college. I'm hoping he stays for a long, long time, but the Knicks job would be quite a challenge for him.
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    I never say never about this stuff, because I don't pretend to know anyone's mind, but I feel confident that Billy would never, ever, ever coach for Jim Dolan, the Daniel Snyder of the NBA.

    I am looking forward to the dumpster fire that will be the relationship between control freaks Jackson and Dolan (who still consults with Zeke as a basketball "advisor").
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    Didn't see this and haven't heard/read rumors of Billy going to NY. So, maybe I'm wrong here but, couldn't this just be nothing more than people suggesting he's a possibility from NY's perspective? I mean, its not illogical that they'd be interested in him. I doubt the very mention of something like this would have to be some kind of prediction or anything more than speculation about possibilities.

    I'm torn over Billy's thing with the Magic. While it did show how strong a pull he feels for Florida, it also shows how interested he was in the NBA at one point. I don't think its necessarily indicative of anything in the future.
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    Foley will give Donovan a large bump in salary which could put him making in excess of 4 million when this season is completed. Why would he want to leave a legacy he started at Florida? It won't be because he feels he's underpaid.

    He will be making at least 1.5 million more than the head football coach in a couple months.
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    This is exactly what it was. First segment was about Jackson and how effective he'd be as a general manager of the Knicks. John Saunders segue ways into the topic of Florida basketball, talking about "In the meantime, college basketball's Billy Donovan who a lot of people have talked about could be the next coach of the Knicks". That's all that was said. Nothing more, nothing less. Keep in mind the Sports Reporters is done in New York so there's always going to be that "New York state of mind" going on ;) Besides, anytime a position at a blue-blood basketball school opens up or a coaching position at a marquee NBA team opens up, there's going to be this sort of speculation, aka see what Duke has had to put up with Coach K rumors in the past. :)

    Also I don't think any rational person wants to necessarily work under James Dolan (can't speak for Jackson state of mind).
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    ob, is there something wrong with your keyboard? You've had random added and omitted letters in more than one post.
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    I think the hike in pay was the only draw to the NBA. But I think he realized money doesn't mean much if you're not happy. I'm pretty sure he's stated he prefers the teaching aspect of college coaching, and he loves the Gainesville community. I honestly don't see him going anywhere, but most of what I'm saying is just opinion, so who knows other than him?
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    His father and I believe his sister have moved to Gainesville.
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    Yeah, I certainly don't think he'd make a move based on money at this point.

    I don't think he'd leave either, but just to play devil's advocate, its arguable that a coach who most enjoys teaching basketball would enjoy the NBA more where you don't have to mess with all the recruiting and academic stuff - as well as the practice limitations. Still do'nt think he'd leave.
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    When youre the best coach in college basketball your name is going to be mentioned for most high profile jobs that open up. I don't think there is a chance of Billy leaving UF until all of his children are grown and out of the house. I do think the Knicks job is likely the only job he would consider, but the timing isn't right. Billy is a NY guy; grew up in Long Island, played a year in NY, worked Wall St, I could see the appeal of returning to NY when he is older to take a shot at the NBA.
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    I hear you, and it does make some sense. But there's just not nearly as much to teach at that level I would think. Your rookies, mostly. And how much do pro coaches actually teach the game to players? Don't teams usually bring in specialists? I ask this question genuinely, as I don't pay a whole lot of attention to the NBA.
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    didn't Billy sign a 5-year non-compete coaching deal with Orlando? is it over??
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    He did, but that was summer '07, so it' been over for a couple years now.
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    gotcha...thanks

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