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5 Reasons Why Billy Donovan Is the Best CBB Coach

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Reasons Why Billy Donovan Is the Best CBB Coach

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When thinking of the best coaches in college basketball, names like Mike Krzyzewski come to mind. Although Coach K has a massive amount of wins and still sees a lot of success at Duke, it is Billy Donovan who is the best coach in college hoops today. Read on to see five reasons why.

5. Team Is Always in the Top 25

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5. Team Is Always in the Top 25

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I could probably go a step further and say that Florida is a regular for the top 10, but top 25 will do. Bill Donovan’s team is always in the spotlight, and they are always one of the best teams in the county.

4. Recruiting

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4. Recruiting

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John Calipari is the best recruiter in college basketball hands down. Still, Billy Donovan brings in a very talented class on a yearly basis. Hence why his teams are always so good.

3. National Championships

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3. National Championships

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It is very tough to win a national championship in this day and age of college hoops, but Donovan has two under his belt. Even better, he won his two titles in back-to-back seasons.

2. Coaches at a Football School

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2. Coaches at a Football School

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Florida is known as a football school. Still, Donovan managed to come in, become a recruiting machine and put together teams that compete on a yearly basis. Before Donovan, who even knew Florida had a basketball school. A step too far, but I am sure you get the point.

1. Elite Eight Streak

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1. Elite Eight Streak

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This comes in at No. 1 because it is what makes Florida so relevant in college hoops today. The Gators have made four Elite Eights in a row. That is simply unheard of in the sport today. In a sport that features a 68-team field, the Gators always seem to be one of the last eight teams standing.

Trevor Lowry is a Content Associate at RantSports.com. If you’re a tweeter feel free to follow him @TheTrevorLowry or add him to your network on Google.