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Billy Donovan Memories Stretch All Across UF Athletic Department

The playing floor at the Stephen C. O’Connell Center will have a new name come Saturday night, as the Gators will unveil “Billy Donovan Court” at halftime to honor their former legendary men’s coach. Donovan spent 19 years as the head man of the Florida basketball program before departing for …

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Gators host Vanderbilt as they honor Billy Donovan

Saturday night is going to be a special night for Florida Gators basketball. Former head coach Billy Donovan, who led the program to back-to-back national championships, returns to Gainesville. The court inside Exactech Arena will be named after Donovan at halftime. In the midst of all the fanfare of Donovan’s …

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Coming Soon: Billy Donovan Court

Billy Donovan, 19-year head coach of the Gator Men’s Basketball team, will be honored Saturday night when the University of Florida basketball court gets a new name. The floor of Exatech Arena will be known as “Billy Donovan Court” as of tomorrow night. The dedication will take place when the …

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Gators Men’s Basketball Court to be Named After Billy Donovan

The Gators Men’s Basketball team announced that Florida’s basketball court will be named after former head coach Billy Donovan. Donovan’s Florida History Donovan was hired to be Florida’s men’s basketball coach in March of 1996. Over the next 19 seasons, he led the Gators to a 467-185 record during his …

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Revamped Thunder looks for success

After an entire decade of winning no fewer than 45 games per season, the Oklahoma City Thunder have got some work to do. The Thunder had to go through a heartbreak this past summer. The team was forced to say goodbye to Paul George when he transferred over to the …

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Blazers bounce Thunder in five games behind Lillard’s historic performance

Unbelievable. Imperious. Stone cold. Each of these phrases can apply to Damian Lillard‘s 50-point performance against the Oklahoma City Thunder on Tuesday night. No. 3 Portland eliminated the No. 6-seeded Thunder with a 118-115 victory on their home court in Game 5 of Round 1 of the Western Conference Playoffs. The …

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Donovan and Thunder stumbling into 2019 NBA Playoffs

Early in the season, the Oklahoma City Thunder looked like it might be a real contender in the Western Conference. Now, with just four games remaining, it is just barely hanging onto its spot in the playoffs. OKC clinched its playoff berth over the weekend, but its first-round matchup isn’t …

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NBA Recap: Magic lose fourth straight as OKC’s George drops 37

The Orlando Magic (20-31) will want no more of the Western Conference and their all-stars after Tuesday night. Arguably the NBA’s two leading MVP candidates, James Harden and Paul George, have given the Magic and head coach Steve Clifford a venomous taste of their scoring abilities in the last few days alone. …

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Florida Men’s Basketball Faces Tough Road Test Against No. 17 Florida State

The Florida Men’s Basketball team will take on the 17th-ranked Florida State Seminoles in a highly-anticipated season opener. The Gators haven’t defeated their in-state rivals since 2013-14, when Billy Donovan, Scottie Wilbekin, Patric Young and Casey Prather led the team to a Final Four berth. After leading the team to …

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NBA: Lakers Earn First Home Win, Thunder Still Winless

Ten days into the NBA regular season, and the Western Conference is already showing fans that it might be a lot more unpredictable this season. The Oklahoma City Thunder (0-4) fell to the Boston Celtics (3-2) at home on Thursday night, 101-95. Billy Donovan’s team has had a tough stretch …

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