Wide-eyed Donovan hired to coach Magic
ORLANDO, Fla. -- Billy Donovan found the opportunity too good to resist: a big payday, a promising team and a job close to home.
"My decision to come here had nothing to do with the University of Florida. ... This is a totally different environment," Donovan said Friday when introduced as coach of the Orlando Magic.
Donovan and the Magic agreed to terms Thursday in a whirlwind
deal that turned Florida basketball upside down. For a long time,
he was said to be leaving. But he quieted ...
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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