Two more things to consider in response to those wondering why Donovan would want to leave Florida and come to Lexington:
1) If I heard correctly on WHAS radio in Louisville tonight, Florida sold out their 12,000-seat arena only eight of 18 times this season, and this coming off a championship season.
2) Donovan met his wife while working in Lexington, and she is reportedly involved with the horse industry. I thought I heard the WHAS guy say that her parents live in Kentucky, but their wedding announcement from 1989
states that her parents are from Long Island. I'm not sure where the "her parents live in Kentucky" rumors are coming from?
I'm not saying that either of these, in and unto themselves, would be a determining factor, but they shouldn't be overlooked, either. It doesn't matter what Donovan accomplishes at Florida, he will always be the coach of the basketball team at a football school in a football state. In Kentucky, if he had success and brought a championship, he would be the most powerful man in the state this side of Mitch McConnell.