Donovan takes big-money deal to coach Magic
Billy Donovan, who led Florida to back-to-back national championships this past season, was named head coach of the Orlando Magic on Friday.
After weeks of waiting for the Gators to finalize a new seven-year contract extension, Donovan on Thursday was offered a big-money deal. Sources say the pact is for five years and $27.5 million. Orlando formally introduced the 42-year-old Donovan as their coach at a Friday morning news conference.
"Personally this was very difficult for ...
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MAGIC MAN DISAPPEARS
Billy Donovan's tenure as the Magic coach lasted six days, and he knew he wanted out sooner than that. He becomes one of the highest profile examples of coaches flip-flopping.
• Donovan apologizes to Magic and Florida
• Donovan released from Magic contract
• Donovan waiting to hear from Magic
• Donovan has second thoughts
• Florida contacts Grant
• Magic introduce new coach
• Donovan takes Magic job
• Bilas: Donovan's unprofessional maneuver
• Forde: Donovan, Bryant dine at waffle house
• Hill: Curse of Shaq: Orlando jilted again
• Stein: What now for Orlando?
• Katz: Donovan's tough decision
• Forde: Is Donovan like all the others?
• Schlabach: Grant and the Gators
• Katz: Florida's future
• Schlabach: Donovan's contract
• Andy Katz