Florida’s Billy Donovan Accepts Head Coaching Job In OKC

Billy Donovan has officially reached an agreement to coach the Oklahoma City Thunder next season

It’s official, the leader with the most SEC wins in school history and National Champion coach Billy Donovan, will be leaving Gainesville and heading to Oklahoma to coach the Thunder. The Oklahoma City Thunder and Billy Donovan have agreed to a contract that will make him the Thunder coach for the next five years.

According to a statement released by CBS Sports, Billy Donovan had this to say about his new job and team:

“The Thunder represents so many of the values that I embrace as a head coach; the commitment to the team above oneself, the dedicated pursuit of excellence, the commitment to organizational culture, the identity they have established and the fact that the Thunder and the community are so intricately woven into the fabric of one another,” Donovan said in a statement. “To have the ability to work with such a talented and high character group of players is also rare, and I am excited to forge ahead creating those relationships”

Kudos to Billy Donovan and his new coaching move. With the roster he has present and his coaching ability, OKC seems to be in very good hands. The legacy he now leaves at Florida will forever be ingrained in the Gator history books along with his back-to-back championship seasons.

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