Billy Donovan

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30, 1965
Long Island, NY
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30, 1965 (age 57)
Long Island, NY


Basketball coach who led the University of Florida to seven Elite Eights, four SEC Tournament Championships and two NCAA Championships. In 2015, he was named head coach of the Oklahoma City Thunder.

Before Fame

He played point guard for coach Rick Pitino at Providence College and then spent a year playing for Pitino in the NBA with the New York Knicks. After his brief professional career, he served as an assistant coach under Pitino at the University of Kentucky.


He was the SEC Coach of the Year in 2011, 2013 and 2014 and in 2010, he received the John R. Wooden Legends of Coaching Award.

Family Life

He has four sons with his wife Christine Donovan.

Associated With

He won back-to-back NCAA titles with Florida in 2006 and 2007 with a strong, balanced team that included future NBA players Joakim Noah, Al Horford and Corey Brewer.