The Kentucky job had opened following the firing of Tubby Smith earlier that March. Donovan, who began his coaching career as a Kentucky assistant under Rick Pitino, was considered the first person that Kentucky athletic director Mitch Barnhart would call about the job. [Emphasis mine]
Did you see where Doc Rivers' 15-year-old son Austin Rivers, who isn't even yet a sophomore at Winter Park High School, has orally committed to play basketball for Billy Donovan at the University of Florida? Forget Oak Hill Academy; it's only a matter of time before Billy gets a commitment from the top prospect at La Petite Academy. And remember when college boosters had to offer cars and cash to get a commitment from a recruit? These days, they just offer scooters and Chuck E. Cheese's tokens. . . .