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    Re: Billy Donovan and UK...

    Quote Originally Posted by WVRed View Post
    Barnes has already turned Kentucky down, so its a non issue now.
    That's good news as far as I'm concerned.

    I look for Crean or Few to be announced either tomorrow or next week.
    Crean would make me no more happy than Barnes would have. Few would be good, but my top choice right now is Izzo followed closely by Gillispie.

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    Re: Billy Donovan and UK...

    Quote Originally Posted by jmac View Post
    Donovan made his choice knowing he was losing his starting 5.
    The guy must really like Fla or he will be having a big extension announced shortly.
    I wanted him to come to Kentucky, because he is one of the top 5 coaches IMP. With that being said, I don't fault him for wanting to stay in Florida. He has 4 kids in school. He and his wife actually started ($$$) the Catholic school their children attend. both sets of grandparents have moved (winter time) to Gainsville. He did not reject Kentucky, he just wanted to stay in Florida. I truely feel, if his kids were older or a lot younger, he would have come to Kentucky.

    If I were offered another 50K a year to move to Gainsville, I would not go for the exact same reasons. My kids are in school, both sets of grandparents are 5 miles away. It would not be a big deal for me personally to move, but would be a hardship on my family. I wish Donovan the best, because he is the best.
    Not this year...maybe a Wild Card

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    Re: Billy Donovan and UK...

    John Pelphrey.

    And yes, I am dead serious.

    He would do a phenomenal job at UK.
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    Re: Billy Donovan and UK...

    Quote Originally Posted by Playadlc View Post
    John Pelphrey.

    And yes, I am dead serious.
    I would take Travis Ford over Pelphrey, just because he has won at 3 schools.
    Pelphrey was a long time assistant to Donovan at Marshall, and Florida.
    Not this year...maybe a Wild Card

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    Re: Billy Donovan and UK...

    Now that I've done some reading, I now think Gillispie is the best candidate, as well as the one that will take the job.

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    Re: Billy Donovan and UK...

    More updates : Pat Forde works for ESPN now but used to work for Louisville paper......

    Forde says Gillispie is the guy

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    If so...after BD said no...this was our best bet more than likely !

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    Re: Billy Donovan and UK...

    Quote Originally Posted by macro View Post
    Now that I've done some reading, I now think Gillispie is the best candidate, as well as the one that will take the job.
    Why not Tom Izzo? If I were Mitch Barnhart, I can't screw this up or it's my job. If I pick a guy who has been to 3 or 4 final fours since 99, and has won a National Championship, and it doesn't work out, Mitch can say he picked the guy with the best track record. Tom is the "safe" choice. Gillispie is a "up and comer" who my never "come."
    Not this year...maybe a Wild Card

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    Re: Billy Donovan and UK...

    Reportedly Tom Izzo makes around 7 mill./season at Michigan State.
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    Re: Billy Donovan and UK...

    Quote Originally Posted by macro View Post
    Now that I've done some reading, I now think Gillispie is the best candidate, as well as the one that will take the job.
    Things move pretty fast around here when they need to...

    At 8:00PM last night, UK was given permission by Texas A&M to speak with Gillispie. Today, there is an 12:15PM press conference in Lexington to announce Billy Gillispie as the new head coach at UK.
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    Re: Billy Donovan and UK...

    Quote Originally Posted by WilyMoROCKS View Post
    Reportedly Tom Izzo makes around 7 mill./season at Michigan State.
    Not very accurate. Here's a look at his deal: http://images.usatoday.com/sports/gr...anstate_bb.pdf

    Even with the fat (and I do mean fat) bonus he's getting, it doesn't make 7 million per.
    When all is said and done more is said than done.

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    Re: Billy Donovan and UK...

    Gillispie to be introduced at 12:45 presser, according to "sources."

    http://sports.espn.go.com/ncb/news/story?id=2827764
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