5 Reasons Why Billy Donovan Should Stay At Florida

Reasons Why Billy Donovan Should Stay At Florida

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Although it would be hard to see Billy Donovan not being the head coach of the Florida Gators, there is always that chance that he makes the leap to the NBA. He would more than likely be a great coach wherever he went, but let’s take a look at five reasons why Donovan should stay at Florida.

One of the Best Coaches in College Hoops

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One of the Best Coaches in College Hoops

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Think of the five best coaches in college basketball right now. Billy Donovan’s name has to pop up somewhere. Over the last few years, Donovan has had massive success with the Gators. Heck, he has had massive success ever since becoming the head coach. Regardless, Donovan is easily one of the best coaches in the game right now.

Has Made Four Straight Elite Eight Trips

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Has Made Four Straight Elite Eight Trips

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Donovan’s Gators have made four straight Elite Eight trips. That is absurd. It is hard making the tournament, let alone making a deep run four years in a row. Florida may be losing four senior starters, but they will more than likely be ranked in the top 10 to start the season, which could lead to a fifth straight Elite Eight.

Could Go Down as One of the Best Coaches Ever

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Could Go Down as One of the Best Coaches Ever

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Donovan could already be in the top 15 of all time. With the resume that he has put together, people could even argue that he is already in the top 10 when it comes to best college hoops coaches of all time. So if Donovan decides to stick around at Florida for the rest of his career, he could easily go down as one of the best coaches ever. The guy already has two national championships. I’m sure he would get a couple more if he stuck around.

Florida is Consistently a Top 10 Team

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Florida is Consistently a Top 10 Team

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Teams like Duke, North Carolina and Kentucky are powerhouse names in college basketball. Florida is not too far behind. Heck, the Gators are consistently ranked in the top 10. Why would Donovan want to leave that? Florida is a national title contender every single year. It doesn’t really get much better than that.

He is Loved At Florida

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He is Loved At Florida

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There are not many bad things to say about Billy Donovan. I am sure he has his haters, but Donovan is loved at Florida and he is a respected coach across the college basketball community.

Who knows what Donovan’s future will hold, but the man has certainly achieved so much already.

Trevor Lowry is a Senior Writer and Copy Editor at RantSports.com. If you’re a tweeter feel free to follow him @TheTrevorLowry or add him to your network on Google.

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