UK To Speak With Billy Donovan

27 NEWSFIRST learned of a major step Wednesday night in the search for the University of Kentucky's next basketball coach.

Sources have confirmed that Kentucky asked the University of Florida for permission to speak with coach Billy Donovan.

Permission was granted.

This is the first step in the process for Kentucky to have a chance at hiring Donovan.

Florida athletic director Jeremy Foley previously said that he would allow UK to speak with Donovan, but he said he intends on being able to keep Donovan.

At a news conference at Marshall University Wednesday, Donovan says he needs time to think about his future.


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  • by Ashley Worley Location: Monticello on Apr 6, 2007 at 12:10 PM
    we are glad that Billy Gillispie Came to Kentucky to be the coach I think that he will do a great job and he will have a great basketball Team
  • by Kim Location: Lexington on Apr 5, 2007 at 11:22 AM
    Well its final, Were not getting Billy now. Lets hope for Rick Barnes !!!
  • by Misty Location: Winchester on Apr 5, 2007 at 09:34 AM
    Billy would be an excellent addition to our beloved CATS!
  • by TIMBO Location: NICHOLASVILLE on Apr 5, 2007 at 09:31 AM
    QUIT PUSHING HIM, LEAVE HIM ALONE AND LET HIM THINK ABOUT IT. GIVE HIM TIME. OR HE WILL BACK OFF IF U ALL ARE STRESSING HIM.
  • by Sweetness Location: Lexington on Apr 5, 2007 at 09:24 AM
    Hope we get Biily !!!
  • by gary Location: kendallville on Apr 5, 2007 at 08:58 AM
    I just wish Billy Donovan would make a decision as to what he want to do. The suspense is killing me. I think he is the right man for the job.Go WILDCATS!!!!!!!!!
  • by Kim Poncer Location: Lexington, KY on Apr 5, 2007 at 08:56 AM
    As a UK basketball ticket holder I would love to see Donovan coach the Cats. He is perfect (my opinion) for the job.
  • by MR. KELLY J. MCCRACKEN Location: cincinnati,ohio on Apr 5, 2007 at 08:04 AM
    bring it on we need you here to bring are storied university back to the promised land.
  • by mike Location: lexington on Apr 5, 2007 at 07:56 AM
    HE WILL NOT COME TO KENTUCKY. TAKE IT TO THE BANK

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