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    Donovan to Kentucky?

    A Squakeye is reporting the following on one of their message boards:

    Im in Lexington for business this week and they just reported on the news that its a done deal. 7yrs 28 mil. Im shocked that this deal would be done while BD is in the FF



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    Re: Donovan to Kentucky?

    unless he is not planning on coaching his team in the final four I would imagine that this isn't true



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    Re: Donovan to Kentucky?

    No way that happens. He has the best program in college basketball right now and great location. No need to go to a place where if you don't get to the final four, you're worthless.


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    Re: Donovan to Kentucky?

    Do a goggle search. A number of news organizations are also reporting this news:

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    According to Darrell Bird of CatsPause.com, UK is poised to name Billy Donovan its new basketball coach after Florida's final game in the NCAA Tournament.
    According to CatsPause.com, the reported package is a seven year deal worth $3.5 million per year. The report further states there is a $3.5 million loyalty bonus if Donovan completes all seven years.




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    Re: Donovan to Kentucky?

    Interesting to see how this plays out if it is true. Roy Williams had the same drama a couple years back when KU was in the final four.


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    Re: Donovan to Kentucky?

    A Lexington television station is reporting its a done deal

    Link: http://www.lex18.com/Global/story.as...&nav=menu203_4



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    Re: Donovan to Kentucky?

    They must be paying him a butt load, he is an idiot otherwise. SAME CONFERENCE!


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    Re: Donovan to Kentucky?

    $3.5 million per year plus incentives



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    Re: Donovan to Kentucky?

    I'm really surprised if this is true. A couple of his players turned down some huge money so they could come back to Florida, and now he would be leaving for the big bucks.



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    Re: Donovan to Kentucky?

    Donovan may end up at Kentucky. But the guy is way too smart to get involved in something like this. He learned from Pitino, who is as media savvy as any coach this side of Calipari. He has spent way too many years building his rep to blow it the week before the Final 4 with his team looking to repeat. Plus the guy obviously has a pretty healthy ego, going back to back in this day and age is pretty legendary. Why would this guy risk everything that he has spent all these years working for??? He can take the UK job in two weeks, he may never win back to back NCAA titles again.

    I think that the guy who leaked the story on his sports report will have a very hard time getting exclusives from the Wildcat Basketball team for years to come.


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    Re: Donovan to Kentucky?

    There is no way this is a "done deal". Number one, Billy will not be taking his eye off of winning back-to-back National Championships...the guy is highly motivated! Number two, Billy is smart enough to know that he really has a good thing going at Florida. Number three, Billy (and his agent) are smart enough to know how to leverage equal or better money out of Florida based upon UK's advances after the Final Four...believe me, Florida has the resources!



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    Re: Donovan to Kentucky?

    I realize that he has some history there but I would also agree..why the hell would you leave one of the best programs in nations.But money talks.



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    Re: Donovan to Kentucky?

    Another reason given for Donovan to go to Kentucky is that at UK he would be the man. At Florida he has to share the spotlight with the football program



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    Re: Donovan to Kentucky?

    What is it with sharing the spotlight that people don't like. Win and you're in the spotlight, regardless of what the football program is doing. Just win, baby.

    Anywho, as far as Donovan leaving for KU - I'll believe that when I see it. Him leaving for the NBA would not surprise me...



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    Re: Donovan to Kentucky?

    Read further in the hawk thread and you'll see all the news orgs are basing their reporting off a rumor on a rivals site. Good journalism!



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