Report: Cavaliers Reach Out To Billy Donovan

The defending SEC Florida Coach Billy Donovan will have his team facing Kansas.

The defending SEC Florida Coach Billy Donovan will have his team facing Kansas.

The Cleveland Cavaliers have contacted Florida’s Billy Donovan about their coaching vacancy, according to ESPN’s Brian Windhorst.

Donovan is serious about sticking with the Gators and said Thursday that several NBA teams have called him.

Per ESPN, he didn’t specify which teams called, be it Detroit, Golden State, the Los Angeles Lakers, Minnesota, New York or Utah, who all have openings, and he jokingly cited his brief stint with the NBA’s Orlando Magic in 2007 as reason for keeping details private.

“I have spoken to a couple NBA teams, and that’s all I’m going to say,” Donovan said. “It’s always flattering, but at the same time, I’ve always said that I’m very happy here and like it here.”

Donovan will enter his 19th season at Florida next year. He has made four Final Four appearances and earned two national championships back to back in 2006 and 2007. He says the NBA interest is flattering but insists he’s very happy to stay at Florida.

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