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Donovan apologizes, returns to Florida with 6-year deal

Updated: June 7, 2007, 5:21 PM ET
Associated Press

GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- Billy Donovan swallowed a gulp of water and then his pride.

He apologized Thursday to the Orlando Magic, his family and the Florida Gators for changing his mind about joining the NBA coaching ranks. Instead, he'll rejoin Florida with a new six-year contract worth $3.5 million per year.

"It was my decision to go to the Magic," Donovan said. "It was my mistake. And I have to take responsibility for that, which I'm trying to do."

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