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Old Fri Jun 01, 2007, 08:17am
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Donovan on the move

ESPN is reporting that Florida coach Billy Donovan is leaving the school to take the head coaching job with the Orlando Magic.

http://sports.espn.go.com/nba/news/story?id=2888555
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Old Fri Jun 01, 2007, 08:25am
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Old Fri Jun 01, 2007, 08:34am
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Somebody might think it's interesting.
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Old Fri Jun 01, 2007, 08:40am
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Old Fri Jun 01, 2007, 08:42am
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I live near Orlando and I don't even find it interesting. ::shrug:: Just another coach that will fall victim to a bad front office.
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Old Fri Jun 01, 2007, 08:50am
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It would be a smart move for Coach Donovan.

Sports is totally a "what have you done for me lately" environment.

There is nowhere to go but down after 2 straight championships. At some point, Florida will have a couple down seasons and fans will be saying that the game has passed him by. Think of all the coaches who overstayed their welcome.

Get out while the demand is high and make your money and before you are pushed out the door.
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Old Fri Jun 01, 2007, 09:32am
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Not to mention the fact that his entire starting line-up is graduating (or at least out of eligibility, I think) so they're probably not gonna be that good this next season - good time to move on...
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Old Fri Jun 01, 2007, 10:11am
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Not to mention that it's $27.5 million over 5 years.
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Old Fri Jun 01, 2007, 10:44am
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Not to mention that it's $27.5 million over 5 years.
Holy crap...to be a coach that no one will listen to during time-outs anyway??? I'd take it...kind of reminds me of the Spinks/Tyson fight back in the late 80's. The one that only lasted long enough for Tyson to land three punches and Spinks earned something like 7 million - came out to 2.333 million per punch taken...
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Old Fri Jun 01, 2007, 12:42pm
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ESPN is reporting that Florida coach Billy Donovan is leaving the school to take the head coaching job with the Orlando Magic.
Who are they? I assume it's a basketball team of some sort?
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Old Fri Jun 01, 2007, 12:57pm
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Okay, I just did some research, and apparently, the Orlando Magic is an NBA team.
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Old Fri Jun 01, 2007, 02:00pm
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He won't last 5 years before he'll be back in college. However, during that time, he'll pick up easily 10 million and then sign a new college contract for 3 million a year -- regardless of how he does in the NBA.

The natural inclination of these coaches is to go somewhere and expect to win. In the past, they've gone to the NBA with full expectations and not winning has hurt some of them -- short or long term. However, now that they all have agents, they are listening to sound advice: CASH OUT NOW. In 5 years there may not be an NBA offer, but with 2 national champ hats on your head, you WILL find a college job, even if its a mid major.

10 mill in the right investments can easily generate 500K a year (in some cases with low or no taxes) forever in free cash flow without touching the corpus. That's financial security for anyone, even those in the high brow leagues.
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Old Fri Jun 01, 2007, 02:23pm
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You already despoiled it with your slipshod grammar.

Even though nobody seems to care about this topic, I agree with Texas Aggie. It's like a kid coming out of college after his freshman year. College is probably a better fit for him, but the money is there now. So you have to take it now.

Unlike the college player, Donovan will end up back in college and will probably do a great job after doing a lousy job in the NBA.
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