Billy Donovan at UF in pictures

  • Billy Donovan is hired as Florida’s basketball coach during a news conference Wednesday afternoon, March 27, 1996, in Gainesville, Fla. Donovan, 30, a former player and assistant coach under Kentucky's Rick Pitino, had a 35-20 record for two seasons at Marshall University. He takes over for Lon Kruger, who left to take the head coaching job at Illinois. CHRIS O'MEARA / Associated Press

  • Florida coach Billy Donovan welcomes guard Teddy Dupay off the court near the end of the Gators’ 69-56 win in the first round of the NCAA tournament at the Louisiana Superdome on Friday, March 15, 2001. Jared Lazarus/staff

  • Florida's Joakim Noah (13) cheers on his team while coach Billy Donovan watches from the sidelines during the first half of the NCAA Midwest Regional final basketball game against Oregon in St. Louis, Sunday, March 25, 2007. Jeff Roberson / AP

  • Florida's Al Horford is all smiles with head coach Billy Donovan following the Gators 65-57 win over Butler in the NCAA Midwest Regional basketball semifinal tournament in St. Louis, Missouri, Friday, March 23, 2007. Gary W Green / MCT

  • Florida's Walter Hodge (15) shakes hands with coach Billy Donovan after playing his last regular home game during NCAA college basketball play in Gainesville, Fla., Saturday, March, 7, 2009 against Kentucky. Hodge scored 18 points to help his team defeat Ketucky 60-53. Phil Sandlin / AP

  • ATLANTA - APRIL 02: Head coach Billy Donovan and his Florida Gators celebrate with the trophy after defeating the Ohio State Buckeyes during the NCAA Men's Basketball Championship game at the Georgia Dome on April 2, 2007 in Atlanta, Georgia. Win McNamee / Getty Images

  • Florida's head coach Billy Donovan, left, celebrates with his wife Christine and son Billy Jr., and player Brent Wright, backround center, after defeating Oklahoma State 77-65 in the NCAA East Regional Championship Sunday, March 26, 2000, at the CarrierDome in Syracuse, N.Y. KATHY WILLENS / Associated Press

  • Florida coach Billy Donovan announced Thursday, April 5, 2007, in Gainesville, Fla. that he would stay at the University of Florida following his winning the NCAA National Championship title for the 2nd year in a row. Phil Sandlin / AP

  • Florida head coach Billy Donovan ponders a question during a news conference for the NCAA Final Four tournament college basketball semifinal game Thursday, April 3, 2014, in Dallas. Florida plays Connecticut on Saturday, April 5, 2014. David J. Phillip / AP

  • Billy Donovan, left, coach of the 2007 NCAA champion University of Florida men's basketball team, and Pat Summitt, coach of the University of Tennessee women's champions, pose with the New York Athletic Club Winged Foot Award Wednesday, May 23, 2007 in New York. Jason DeCrow / AP

  • Florida's head coach Billy Donovan reacts to a call during the first half against George Mason during a Final Four semifinal basketball game in Indianapolis, Saturday, April 1, 2006. MARK HUMPHREY / AP

  • Florida head coach Billy Donovan tugs on the net as he cuts it down following Florida's defeat of Vanderbilt 64-40 in an NCAA college basketball game in Gainesville, Fla., Wednesday, March 6, 2013. PHIL SANDLIN / AP

  • Florida head coach Billy Donovan speaks to players against Tennessee during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in the semifinal round of the Southeastern Conference men's tournament, Saturday, March 15, 2014, in Atlanta. Steve Helber / AP

  • Florida coach Billy Donovan questions a call during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game against Arkansas in Gainesville, Fla., Saturday, Feb. 23, 2013. Florida won 71-54. Phil Sandlin / AP

  • Florida head coach Billy Donovan speaks during a news conference Friday, March 28, 2014 in Memphis, Tenn. Florida will play Dayton Saturday in an NCAA college basketball tournament regional championship game. Mark Humprey / AP

  • Connecticut Huskies head coach Kevin Ollie (left) and Florida Gators head coach Billy Donovan (right) attend a press conference, Thursday, April 3, 2014 in AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas. Arlington is hosting the NCAA 2014 Final Four basketball tournament. Ron Jenkins / MCT