November 28th, 2011 01:56 PM║ Posted By: John Pennington ║ Permalink
║ Schools: Florida
Tags: Billy Donovan, Final Fours, Mike Krzyzewski, NBA
Tonight when Florida faces Stetson, Gator coach Billy Donovan will be going for the 400th victory of his career. The 46-year-old coach has been a head coach since 1994 and has served in Gainesville since 1996. It’s hard to believe that Donovan has been in the SEC that long.
In 16 years at Florida he’s won two national titles, been to three Final Fours and cranked out eight NBA first-round draft picks.
For comparison’s sake, Mike Krzyzewski is now the game’s all-time winningest coach with 907 wins at the age of 64. If Donovan continues to coach into his 60s and continues to enjoy his current level of success, it’s likely he’ll finish his career ranked among the top four or five winningest college basketball coaches ever.
Good luck to Donovan tonight.
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