Donovan won't guarantee return
DESTIN, FL (TheSpread) – After leading the Florida Gators to another Final Four, Billy Donovan is once again being mentioned for a possible job in the NBA.
Donovan, who once accepted a job with the Orlando Magic before taking back his decision days later, told reporters on Tuesday that he is committed to the Gators but is leaving open the possibility of leaving for the NBA, acknowledging he has been in contact with several teams.
The Gators went 36-3 last season and 18-0 in SEC play, reaching the Final Four before losing to UConn. Florida loses four seniors from this year’s squad, but recently added Michigan transfer Jon Horford and South Florida transfer John Egbunu.
According to oddsmakers at Bovada.lv, Florida has 16/1 odds to win the NCAA Tournament in 2015. Oddsmakers see Kentucky as the favorite to win it all next season, with 5/1 odds. Duke is the next favorite at 10/1.