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Former Gator Hoops Assistant Anthony Grant Now Leads Dayton Basketball

Former Gator basketball assistant Anthony Grant joined the Sportscene with Steve Russell Show to discuss his remarkable season as head coach of the Dayton men’s basketball team. Grant’s background Grant was an assistant coach at Florida under Billy Donovan from 1996-2006.  Grant went on to become head coach at Virginia …

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Billy Donovan on possible NBA return and UF naming court after him

Oklahoma City Thunder Head Coach Billy Donovan joined Sports Scene with Steve Russell on Tuesday to discuss a potential NBA return and his reaction to UF renaming its basketball court after him. Gators court named after Donovan At Florida, Donovan led the Gators to a 467-186 record with six SEC …

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13 Years Ago, Gators Went Back-to-Back

13 years ago to the day, Florida was atop the college basketball world again. The Gators beat Ohio State 84-75 in the Georgia Dome, making them back-to-back champions, after winning the tournament in 2006. No team has gone back-to-back since those two Billy Donovan squads led by future pros Al …

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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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