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Longtime Donovan assistant to take over at Marshall

Updated: April 6, 2007, 9:20 PM ET
Associated Press

GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- Donnie Jones has left Billy Donovan's Florida basketball staff to take over Marshall's program.

Donovan announced Jones' appointment Friday night at Florida's championship celebration. Jones, who will replace fired coach Ron Jirsa, was to be introduced at a news conference Saturday morning in Huntington, W. Va.

"I hope they still give me the job," Jones joked, saying the news wasn't supposed to leak before Saturday. "I really don't want to give too much because ...

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